Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Prediction 7/9/2024

The Oakland Athletics (34-58) travel to face off against the Boston Red Sox (49-40) on Tuesday, July 9th. This game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston and televised on NESN. 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 Orioles. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.

Athletics vs. Red Sox Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Red Sox (-193)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Over 10 Runs
  • The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox have scored an average of 5.6 runs per game in their last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox have a home record of 20-23, while the Athletics have an away record of 12-33.
  • The Red Sox have won 4 of their last 5 home games.
  • The Red Sox have scored 7 or more runs in 7 of their last 15 games.

Athletics vs Red Sox

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The Red Sox Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Orioles with a 6-3 loss. Oakland was the +154 underdog at home going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Athletics, as they got on the board with a run in the 1st inning but gave up the lead right away as the Orioles scored four times in the top of the first.

Oakland started Mitch Spence, and he took the loss, going six innings and giving up four earned runs on seven hits. The Athletics also wasted a big game from Tyler Soderstrom, who went 2/3 with a double, run scored, and RBI.

On the road this season, the Athletics have gone 12-33 straight up and 43-40 on the run line as underdogs. Their overall run line record is 46-46, and they have a 9-19-1 series record. Oakland is 15 games behind in the AL West and in 5th place, with a 34-58 record.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Red Sox, the Athletics have seen their last two games go over the total, bringing their over/under record for the season to 40-50. Their games have averaged 8.5 runs, and the O/U line for today is set at 10 runs.

Joey Estes Gets The Start For The Athletics

Right-hander Joey Estes is starting for the Athletics today as he faces the Red Sox on the road. He has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 3-3 with a 4.39 ERA. Estes’ WHIP for the season is currently 1.12. In his last outing, he pitched a gem, going nine innings and not allowing a run. He gave up just four hits in that outing. Looking back further, he has given up two earned runs in each of his last three outings. Estes has one complete game shutout this season.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Athletics are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. However, they do come into the game with the 5th most home runs in the league. As a team, they are batting just .224 and are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS. Brent Rooker has been a bright spot in the lineup, as he is batting .278 for the season and has gone 10/20 with three homers over his last six games.

Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team in RBIs but is batting just .205 for the season. As a team, the Athletics have the 5th most homers in the league but are batting just .224. They are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage and OPS.

The Red Sox Are Coming Off A Win

Rafael Devers was hot at the end of the Red Sox’s series vs. the Yankees, going 3/4 with two homers and two RBIs. The Red Sox really needed this performance, as they closed out the series with a 3-0 win. Boston was the +111 underdog going into New York.

Kutter Crawford started for the Red Sox, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three walks and struck out four Yankees batters. Boston’s bullpen closed things out with Kenley Jansen picking up the save.

As favorites, the Red Sox have a 26-18 record and are 27-18 against the run line as underdogs. They have a 15-29 run line record as favorites. Boston’s average run margin in wins is +4.1, but it drops to -4.2 in losses. The over has hit in 43 of their 83 games, with an average of 8.9 runs per game.

Overall, the Red Sox are 49-40 and 7.5 games behind the AL East leaders. They have won four straight games as favorites and have an overall series record of 14-10-5. At home, they are 20-23 straight up and 15-28 against the run line.

Brayan Bello Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Brayan Bello will be looking to build off his last outing, where he gave up just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings of work. In that outing vs. the Marlins, he only gave up one hit and issued seven strikeouts. Looking back further, Bello had a rough outing vs. the Blue Jays on June 25th, where he gave up seven earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of work. Bello has a record of 8-5 this season and an ERA of 5.19. Opponents are batting .262 off the right-hander this season. Per nine innings, Bello is averaging 8.19 strikeouts and 3.46 walks.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Red Sox are averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 5 runs per game. As a team, the Red Sox are batting .252, which is the 7th best mark in the league. They are also one of the best power-hitting teams in the league, as their collective isolated power of .167 is the 5th best mark in the league.

Rafael Devers has been on a tear of late, going 12/34 in his last nine games with five homers and 13 RBIs. For the season, Devers is hitting .293 with 21 homers and 55 RBIs. His 55 RBIs are the best mark on the team and 13th best in the league. Jarren Duran is also having a good season, hitting .276 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs.

Athletics vs Red Sox Prediction

With the Red Sox at -193 on the money line, we actually like the over in this one, with the line sitting at 10 runs. Our prediction is that the Red Sox will take this one by a score of 6-5, giving us a lot of cushion on the over/under line.

Looking at some potential starting pitcher props, Joey Estes is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which is actually the sixth-best projection among starters. As for Brayan Bello, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is a solid number if you’re looking at a Red Sox pitcher.

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