Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox Free Pick

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The Boston Red Sox are playing host to the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. NBC Sports – California will broadcast this AL matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Oakland (+120) is the underdog against Boston (-130) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -175 for picking the Athletics +1.5 runs and +155 for the Red Sox -1.5.

The Red Sox are 13-17 straight up (SU) and 9-20 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.5 units ATS. The Athletics are 14-18 SU and have gone 13-18 ATS. In total, the club has lost 5.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 6.3 units ATS.

Boston games have an over/under record of 16-12-1 so far in 2019. The Athletics have an over/under record of 17-13-1.

The right-handed Mike Fiers is getting the nod for the visiting Athletics. Fiers is 2-2 with a 7.03 ERA and 25 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Boston this year.

The Red Sox will put the ball in the right hand of Hector Velazquez (0-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.47 WHIP), who’s got 15 strikeouts and eight walks. Velazquez is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA against Oakland this year.

Boston’s pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have a 5.39 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.

The Boston offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .252/.333/.423 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

J.D. Martinez has helped lead the Red Sox offense this season with four home runs, 15 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.96 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 6.89 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.35.

The Athletics offense has slashed .238/.318/.405 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Oakland’s hitters have been spearheaded by Marcus Semien. Semien is slashing .311/.388/.475 with four home runs, 16 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Red Sox are coming off a 5-1 win in the prior game of this series.

Athletics at Red Sox Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Oakland’s last seven outings.
  • The Athletics have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • The Athletics have an OPS of .723 this season and an OPS of .693 against right-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS stands at .714 overall and .716 against righties.
  • Boston has recorded 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.2 over its last five.