Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Prediction 7/11/2024

The Oakland Athletics (35-59) travel to face off against the Boston Red Sox (50-41) on Thursday, July 11th. This game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston and televised on NESN. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.

Athletics vs. Red Sox Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Red Sox (-215)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Under 10 Runs
  • Red Sox have won 10 out of their last 15 games, showing strong recent performance.
  • Red Sox have scored an average of 6.2 runs per game in their last 5 home games.
  • Red Sox have a 7-3 record in their last 10 games, indicating good form.
  • Red Sox have won 3 out of 4 head-to-head games against the Athletics this season.
  • Red Sox have a higher league rank (5th in AL East) compared to the Athletics (14th in AL West).

Athletics vs Red Sox

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Oakland picked up a 5-2 road win over the Red Sox in the most recent game of this series. The A’s offense got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the first and adding two more in the 3rd. As for the Red Sox, they scored their only two runs in the 6th. Heading into the game, the A’s were at +162 on the money line.

J.P. Sears only went 5 2/3 innings for the A’s but gave up just one run and struck out eight. He picked up a win in the game, while Mason Miller got the save. Nick Pivetta had a rough outing for the Red Sox, giving up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of work.

At the plate, Lawrence Butler and Max Schuemann each had two hits and two RBIs for the A’s. Rob Refsnyder hit the game’s only home run while going 1/3. Jarren Duran also had a three-hit game for Boston.

As the underdog, the Athletics are 28-57 this season, including a 7-2 record as the favorite. Their overall record of 35-59 is the worst in the AL West, and they are currently 5th in the division. Oakland’s run line record is 47-47, with an average run margin of -0.9 runs per game.

Today’s over/under line of 10 runs is the highest of the season for the Athletics, whose games have averaged 8.6 runs per game. So far, their over/under record is 41-51. Heading into today’s game vs. the Red Sox, the A’s are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have gone 9-19-1 in series this season.

Luis Medina Gets The Start For The Athletics

Right-hander Luis Medina is starting for the Athletics today as he faces the Red Sox on the road. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 4.37. Out of his seven starts, Medina has turned in one quality start and is averaging 6.43 strikeouts per nine innings. Looking back at his last outing, he picked up the win, going five innings and giving up just one earned run on three hits. Before that, he had allowed four earned runs in three straight starts. So far, he has been much better at home, coming in with a 4.99 ERA compared to 5.18 on the road.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Athletics are batting just .225, which is 19th in the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have the 10th best isolated power mark in the league. As a team, they are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, and their on-base percentage of .297 is also towards the bottom of the league rankings.

Over his last seven games, Brent Rooker has gone 12/23 with two homers and seven RBIs. For the season, he is batting .282 with 18 homers and 55 RBIs. Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team with 17 homers but is batting just .210 for the season.

Boston has a 50-41 overall record and is 6.5 games behind the Orioles in the AL East. They have a 13-11 division record and are 3rd in the AL East. The Red Sox are 21-24 at home and 29-17 on the road this season.

When favored, the Red Sox are 27-19 straight up and 27-18 against the run line. Their over/under record for the season is 44-41, with an average of 9.0 runs per game. The over/under line for today is 10 runs, and Boston is 0-4 in games with totals of 10 runs this season.

Tanner Houck Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Right-hander Tanner Houck gets the start for the Red Sox today as he faces the Athletics at home. He has made 18 starts this season and has a record of 7-6 with an ERA of 2.68. Houck’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.04. Looking back at his last outing, Houck finished with a no-decision vs. the Yankees, giving up one earned run in 3 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Opponents are batting .216 off Houck this season.

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 (11th) and batting a collective .253, which is the 6th best mark in the MLB. One of the reasons for their success has been their ability to avoid strikeouts, as their 9 strikeouts per game is the 27th best mark in the league. They also have the league’s best team BABIP and are 6th in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS.

Rafael Devers comes into the game as the MLB’s 11th ranked RBI man, and his 21 homers are the best mark on the team and 7th best in the league. Over his last nine games, Devers has gone 13/36 with four homers and 15 RBIs. Jarren Duran is batting .280 for the season and is 3rd on the team with 41 RBIs.

Athletics vs Red Sox Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Athletics vs. Red Sox game is to take the under, with the over/under sitting at 10 runs. We have the Red Sox winning this one by a final score of 5-4, which would give you a better payout than taking them on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Tanner Houck finishing with six strikeouts compared to Luis Medina with five. Medina is also projected to go five innings, while Houck is projected to go just five. However, Houck has a better chance of picking up a win, with Medina ranking seventh in our projections.

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