Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 4/1/2024

The Oakland Athletics are playing for the first time this season while the Boston Red Sox are coming off a win. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

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The Red Sox Are Coming Off A Win

The Red Sox are coming off a 5-1 win over the Mariners in their last game. Boston was on the road and was a slight underdog in the game. The Red Sox scored in the second inning, but the Mariners answered back with a run of their own. Boston then scored three runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good.

Garrett Whitlock got the start for the Red Sox, going five innings and giving up one earned run. He struck out eight. Tyler O’Neill and Enmanuel Valdez both homered for Boston, and Valdez drove in three runs.

Tanner Houck Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Tanner Houck will be on the mound for the Red Sox against the Athletics. Last season, he made 21 starts and finished with a record of 6-10. His ERA for the year was 5.01, and he allowed a total of 14 home runs. Houck’s WHIP for the season was 1.37, and his batting average allowed was .254. He finished the season with five quality starts and averaged 8.41 strikeouts per nine innings.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

For the Red Sox, we have Triston Casas as our top home run hitter, with his home run projection coming in 13th in the league today. Rafael Devers is our top hitter in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 2nd on the team and 14th in the league. Masataka Yoshida is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 7th on the team and 22nd in the league.

The Athletics Are Coming Off A Win

The Athletics defeated the Guardians 4-3 in a close game. The A’s were the underdogs in this one, but they got off to a fast start, scoring two runs in the first inning. The Guardians would tie things up in the 8th inning, but the A’s would score a run in the bottom of the 9th to walk it off.

Paul Blackburn got the start for the A’s and went seven innings, giving up just three hits and no earned runs. Carlos Carrasco started for the Guardians and went five innings, giving up three earned runs. Esteury Ruiz and JJ Bleday both had two hits for the A’s, while Josh Naylor and Ramón Laureano both had two hits for the Guardians.

Joe Boyle Gets The Start For The Athletics

Joe Boyle is coming off a season in which he made three starts and three appearances overall. His record was 2-0, and his ERA was 1.69. Boyle’s WHIP was .81, and he allowed just one home run. Opposing batters hit .143 against him, and his FIP was 3.13. Boyle’s OPS allowed was .456, and his wOBA allowed was .204. He averaged 1.7 walks per game and had a strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 3.0.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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The Athletics have Brent Rooker as our 3rd highest projected player in terms of hits today, and his home run projection is the best on the team and 12th best in the league. Ryan Noda is 2nd on the team in terms of hits, and his home run projection is 4th on the team and 18th in the league. Zack Gelof is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 2nd on the team and 13th in the league.


Red Sox vs Athletics Prediction


Our predictions for this Red Sox and Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at +118. We have the Athletics winning this one by a final score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a parlay, we would recommend taking the over, as the line is sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Joe Boyle is projected to finish with six strikeouts compared to Tanner Houck, who we have finishing with eight. Boyle is also projected to finish with fewer hits allowed and earned runs compared to Houck.

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