Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Boston Red Sox 5/24/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Boston Red Sox 5/24/23
Wed 24th May 2023

The Boston Red Sox (26-23) are on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels (27-23) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Wednesday with the home team eyeing a sweep of the three-game series.

The Angels lead the series 2-0 after winning 4-0 on Tuesday, their third head-to-head victory in six games this season. Starter Griffin Canning threw seven scoreless innings for the win.

Mickey Moniak went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in the win. Taylor Ward added a double and one run. Triston Casas was 1 for 2 with a walk for the Red Sox.


James Paxton (1-0, 2.45 ERA) is slated for the start for Boston. The LHP allowed one run over six innings in his last start, a 6-1 road win over the Padres on Friday.

He got the win, yielding five hits while striking out five and walking two. For Los Angeles, left-hander Tyler Anderson (1-0, 5.27 ERA) will toe the rubber.

He has made one prior start against the Red Sox this season, giving up six runs over four innings in a 9-7 road defeat on April 15. He gave up eight hits and walked four, while striking out two in the no-decision.

In his last start on Thursday, Anderson took a no-decision on the road against the Orioles. He threw five innings and gave up three runs on six hits, striking out two and walking two in the 6-5 win.


Over the last five games, Boston has averaged only 2.2 runs a game, down from their season average of 5.3, while performing worse across the board (.175/.233/.269). Against left-handed pitchers like Anderson this season, the Sox have a .772 OPS.

Rob Refsnyder is the team’s most potent producer against left-handers with a .935 OPS in 48 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 3.4 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.9 for the season, with their on-base percentage slipping to .300 from .327.

The Halos have a .777 OPS against left-handers in 2023. With a .828 OPS over 37 at-bats, Anthony Rendon has been their best hitter against left-handers.


Boston is on a three-game losing streak away from Fenway Park, bringing their record to 11-12 in 2023. The Sox have scored 4.5 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.6 runs. Los Angeles has won three in a row at home.

The Halos are 14-10 at home this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game while surrendering 5.1. In the last 10 games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim between the teams, each club has won five, though Los Angeles has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 3.3-2.7.


The Red Sox are fourth in the AL East, eight games behind the division-leading Rays. The Angels are third in the AL West, four games behind the Rangers.

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Boston Red Sox (-120)

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