Baseball Betting: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds


MLB OddsThe fans at Angel Stadium will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels when they take their seats on Saturday.

Righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this MLB betting game. Matsuzaka is 1-2 this season with a 6.43 ERA.

It'll be Ervin Santana toeing the rubber for the Angels in this contest. Righthander Santana is 0-2 with a 5.26 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers at BetED sportsbook currently have the Angels listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 9.

Boston was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:

Boston has won 3 straight games.

Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:

Boston: 8-11 SU

Los Angeles: 12-8 SU

Boston most recently:

When playing on Saturday are 7-3

Before playing LA Angels are 8-2

After playing LA Angels are 6-4

After a win are 5-

Los Angeles most recently:

When playing on Saturday are 4-6

Before playing Boston are 1-9

After playing Boston are 3-7

After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:

Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels

Boston is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Angels

Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Boston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels's last 12 games

LA Angels are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games

LA Angels are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games when playing Boston

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NBA Playoffs Betting:Bulls Look To Put Pacers in Deep Hole


Those who bet on the Kentucky Derby still have some time before the “Run For The Roses”, but there are plenty of other sports worth wagering on, and in the NBA, there may not be a better thoroughbred than Chicago’s Derrick Rose, who has led the Bulls to a 2-0 series lead as they head to Indiana for Game 3 on Thursday night.

Bulls Pacers Betting – Thursday, 7:00 PM ET

Rose had another huge game with 36 points, eight boards and six assists in a 96-90 victory at the United Center, and even though he had six turnovers, you’ll take it with that sort of output, not to mention Rose has the ball in his hands in essentially every Chicago offensive possession. Carlos Boozer also stepped up with 17 points and 16 boards after a poor Game 1, and led by Boozer and Joakim Noah, the Bulls outrebounded the Pacers 57-33, including 20-9 on the offensive glass. Even baseball betting players in Chicago have to be enamored by this Bulls team, and they haven’t even come close to playing their best game yet over the first two games of the playoffs, but it’s definitely encouraging.

One thing that’s not encouraging for the Pacers is the ankle injury suffered by point guard Darren Collison, who is doubtful for this game. He played only 15 minutes before exiting, and while A.J. Price and T.J. Ford did well in his absence, combining for 18 points, they aren’t as good defensively and Collison makes Rose work for his points. Danny Granger led the way with 19 points for the Pacers, while Price was next with 13, but the key in Game 2 is that the big me didn’t play as well as they did in Game 1. Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert held their own in the series opener, but they were run over by Boozer and Noah in Game 2, and that was the difference.

You don’t need sports bookie software to tell you that the Bulls should be favored in this game, and currently they are 4.5-point favorites but it could go up if news comes out that Collison will definitely miss the game. The Bulls are 2-3 SU and ATS in their last five trips to Indiana, and they split a pair of meetings there during the regular season, both SU and ATS, with one of the games going under the posted total. Even if Collison can play, he won’t be at full strength, and the Pacers will need him at extra strength to pull out a win on Thursday as the Bulls are just too good for them. Take Chicago to cover the online sports betting spread.

NHL Playoff Betting: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game Four: Ducks at Predators


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Baseball betting is lingering in the background right now as Anaheim sports fans concentrate on the Ducks’ playoff series against the Nashville Predators. The NHL hockey news writers have tended to ignore the Nashville Predators over the past few years, but Nashville has slowly been building a winning team and is a force to be reckoned with in these playoffs. The Predators love to crash the opposing net, they can keep their own crease clear of opposing players, they can skate with almost any team in the league and they have solid goaltending. These are all factors that the Ducks were well aware of when the series started, but are still unable to do anything about them.

A 5dimes review of the Anaheim Ducks’ season shows a team that was looking to reach for the upper-levels of the Western Conference after a slow start. The difference in the Ducks was the play of goaltender Jonas Hiller. When Hiller found his groove, the rest of the team was able to spread out a play more offense. When Hiller was lost for the season a few weeks before the playoffs, Ducks fans panicked. Veteran goaltender Ray Emery has stepped in and done a great job, but he lacks the foot speed that Hiller had and the Ducks are finding themselves forced to come back and play defense again. Falling back to play defense is what cost the Ducks points in the standings early in the season, and it is coming back to haunt them now.

Nashville Predators

Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne has been one of the best-kept secrets in the league for years. In the 2010-2011 regular season, Rinne finished second in the league with a .930 save percentage and third with a 2.12 goals against average. He is a Vezina Trophy contender, but yet many hockey fans do not know who he is. In this series, Rinne has not shown his full effectiveness yet. His stats are poor, but he is winning games. Things looked especially troublesome in game three when Rinne faced only 16 shots but gave up three goals. But the team in front of Rinne is playing so well offensively and defensively that he has some time to bring his game up.

Anaheim Ducks

While it can be easy to point at goaltender Ray Emery as the weak point for the Ducks, it is important to remember that Emery faced 37 shots in the game three loss. As was mentioned previously, when the Ducks do not have confidence in their goalie, they tend to collapse in towards the net and give up a lot of shots on goal. Even in their 5-3 game two win, the Ducks gave up 34 shots on goal. Anaheim is going to have to trust Emery and start bringing the play to the Predators or this series will be over very soon.

The Bottom Line

It is difficult for a team to lose its starting goaltender right before the playoffs. The players feel like they need to alter the way they play the game to adjust for the new goalie. The Ducks need to get back to attacking the opposition’s net or this game could be a blowout.

Gambling Advisor blog Pick: Nashville Predators


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