Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Prediction 7/10/2024

The Oakland Athletics (34-59) travel to face off against the Boston Red Sox (50-40) on Wednesday, July 10th. This game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston and televised on NSPCA. The Red Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Sox. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.

Athletics vs. Red Sox Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Red Sox (-184)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Over 9.5 Runs
  • The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox have scored an average of 5.8 runs per game in their last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox have a home record of 21-23, while the Athletics have an away record of 12-34.
  • The Red Sox have won 3 of their last 4 home games.
  • The Red Sox have won all 3 head-to-head games against the Athletics this season, outscoring them 15-4.

Athletics vs Red Sox

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Boston picked up a 12-9 win over the Athletics in the most recent game of this series. The Red Sox had a huge 2nd inning, scoring eight of their twelve runs. As for the Athletics, they scored three of their nine runs in the 6th and added three more in the 9th.

Brayan Bello got the win for the Red Sox, going just 5 1/3 innings and giving up five runs. He finished the game with 11 strikeouts but issued two walks. Joey Estes had a rough outing for the Athletics, taking the loss after going just 1 2/3 innings and giving up eight runs.

Zack Gelof had a big game at the plate for the Athletics, going 3/4 with a home run. He finished the game with four RBIs. Wilyer Abreu did the most damage for the Red Sox, going 1/3 with a homer and four RBIs.

Overall, the Athletics have struggled this season with a 34-59 record, including a 12-34 mark on the road. They are currently 16 games behind the Mariners in the AL West and have lost two straight games. In series games, the A’s have a 9-19-1 record, and they are down 0-1 in their current series vs. the Red Sox.

When it comes to run line betting, the A’s have been better as underdogs with a 43-41 record vs. the run line. However, they are 3-6 as favorites. Oakland’s over/under record for the season is 41-50, and the over has hit in three straight games for them. Today’s over/under line of 9.5 runs is higher than their season average of 8.6 runs per game.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

JP Sears will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn’t give up a run and picked up the win. In that July 4th outing vs. the Angels, he went five innings, giving up just two hits and one walk. Looking back at his overall numbers, Sears has made 18 starts and has a record of 5-7. His ERA for the season is 4.74, along with a WHIP of 1.27. Opposing batters are hitting .249 off the left-hander this year. Sears has made six quality starts and is averaging 6.44 strikeouts per nine innings. This year, he has allowed a total of 13 home runs.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Athletics are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 28th in the league. However, they have been better at home, averaging 4.3 runs per contest. Overall, the Athletics are batting just .225, which is 18th in the league, and their on-base percentage of .297 is also near the bottom of the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have the 11th best isolated power figure in the league.

Over his last nine games, Brent Rooker has gone 13/30 with three homers and eight RBIs. For the season, he is batting .282 with 18 homers and 55 RBIs. Shea Langeliers is also near the top of the Athletics home run and RBI leaderboards, but he is batting just .209 for the season.

Currently, the Red Sox are 50-40 overall and are 6.5 games behind the Orioles in the AL East. They have a 13-11 record in divisional matchups and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. As the favorite, Boston is 27-18 straight up, but they are 16-29 versus the run line.

On the road, Boston has been solid with a 29-17 record and they have won four straight series away from home. Their games have averaged 9.0 runs this season, with an over/under record of 44-40. When the total is set at 9.5 runs, their O/U record is 5-6.

Nick Pivetta Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Through 13 starts, Nick Pivetta has a record of 4-5 and an ERA of 4.06. He has made five quality starts this year and is averaging 10.22 strikeouts per nine innings. Pivetta’s last outing came vs. the Marlins, where he didn’t allow a run in seven innings of work. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight starts. The right-hander has been much better on the road, coming in with a 3.48 ERA compared to 6.72 at home.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Red Sox offense has been one of the league’s best, averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in the MLB. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .253, which is the 6th best mark in the league, and have the best BABIP in the league at .32. Boston’s team slugging percentage of .422 is the 5th best mark in the league.

Rafael Devers has been the Red Sox’s best power hitter this season, as his 21 homers are 6th best in the league, and he is batting .296 overall. Devers has been especially hot of late, going 13/32 in his last 8 games with 4 homers and 15 RBIs. Jarren Duran has also been a key power source for the Red Sox, as his 10 homers is 4th on the team, and he is batting .276.

Athletics vs Red Sox Prediction

Our prediction for this Athletics vs. Red Sox matchup is to take the Red Sox to win at home, and you could also look to take the over, as we have this one ending with a score of 6-5 in favor of the Red Sox.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Nick Pivetta is predicted to finish with six strikeouts, which has him as the sixth best among all starters today. As for JP Sears, he is predicted to finish with five strikeouts, which has him as the 20th best.

Another reason we like the over is that the lineups are predicted to finish with a combined 18 strikeouts, and the line is sitting at 9.5 runs.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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