The 53-34 first place Boston Red Sox will open up a weekend series against the 41-44 LA Angels in a Major League Baseball game on Friday night.
Start time from Anaheim is set for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings Channel.
The betting odds from this MLB game have the home team LA Angels favored by -132 odds with the return on the road underdog Boston Red Sox at +122 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs.
The Red Sox will go with left hander Felix Doubront who will work his fifteenth game this season. Doubront is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.22 and WHIP of 1.48. He has given up two earned runs or less in three straight starts. The Boston lefty last appeared last Saturday and allowed two earned runs and five hits in 6 1/3rd innings of work at home to Toronto. Boston opens up winners of four straight and eight of nine games after an 8-2 home victory against the San Diego Padres on Thursday as a -158 betting odds favorite. The game land under 10 ½ runs.
On the mound for the Angels in this AL series opener will be left hander C.J. Wilson who works his seventeenth game of the year. Wilson is 8-5 with an ERA of 3.63 and WHIP of 1.35. He has allowed two earned runs or less in three of four starts. C.J. last worked on Sunday and allowed no earned runs and three hits in seven innings in a win at Houston. The Angels are hot right now winners of eight of their past nine games. They score three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday in a 6-5 home victory against the St Louis Cardinals as a +124 betting odds underdog. The game landed over eight runs.