The stars will be out in Boston tonight as Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani visit Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez and Co. There’s also a chance that Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon will be activated off of the injured list in time for Friday’s series opener. Here are a couple of ideal picks for this game on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Moneyline pick: Red Sox (-127)
Although so much attention will be given to the bats in this game — deservedly so — Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta is probably the key player tonight. The former Phillie is off to a great start this season and has a 2.86 ERA with a .151 opponents batting average in his past four outings (22 innings). He can get himself into trouble with too many walks, but as long as his command doesn’t desert him, Pivetta should outperform his counterpart in this game, Angels righty Griffin Canning. who has been homer-prone this year.
Player Prop: Justin Upton under 0.5 hits (+130)
Not to stress a negative, but Upton is mired in a 2-for-19 slump. He has been held hitless in five of his last seven games and hasn’t had multiple hits in a game since April 16. Pivetta has certainly been good enough to where you could see him prolonging Upton’s drought for another game.
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