Oakland A’s vs. Boston Red Sox

MLB Games Lines Preview: Oakland A’s vs. Boston Red Sox

April 25th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

Last year the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox were a couple of surprise teams.  Oakland was not expected to make the playoffs but did.  While the Red Sox were upset World Series champions.  So far this year neither team distinguished itself much with the MLB game lines.  There was the theory that Oakland came too far too fast in the 2018 season and might fall back for 2019.  As for Boston they have played like a team still drunk on World Series success.  Oakland’s pitching has been inconsistent.  Meanwhile Boston’s pitching has been a catastrophe.

Oakland A’s vs. Boston Red Sox

Date and Time:  Monday, April 29, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

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Oakland A’s

Oakland has been in the red lately with five losses in their last nine games.  And four of their last five have gone over the total.  As a result, the A’s are now 14-13 and 15-12 over the total.  Oakland is in fourth place in the American League West.  MLB metrics have the Athletics ranked 14th for runs scored and sixth for home runs.  By contrast the A’s rank 20th for staff earned run average, ninth for quality starts, and 12th for WHIP.

Boston Red Sox

Boston remains an inconsistent team in the early going.  To show, the Red Sox have lost five of their last nine with four of their last six going over the total. Concurrently Boston is 10-15 with 14-10-1 over the total.  The Bosox rank 20th for runs scored, 21st for OPS, 28th for staff earned run average and 25th for quality starts.  In other words, no aspect of their game has been reliable.

Stats to Consider

Late on the Athletics have been in the red with MLB game lines on the road.  Oakland has paid in just seven of their last 18 road matchups.  Eight of their last 10 in that role have gone over the total.  Boston has been slightly over .500 at home in recent action at Fenway Park.  To show the Red Sox have won 12 of their last 20 home tilts.  Only five of their last 19 home games have gone under the total.

Head to Head Odds

Oakland has held the sports betting online edge in their series with Boston recently.  As an example, the A’s have won seven of their last nine games with the Red Sox.  Nine of the last 11 matchups between these clubs went over the total.  Three of the last five in this series have gone over the total.  But at Fenway Park the Red Sox have maintained control of the cashier’s cage.  Boston has come away with the cash in 12 of their last 16 home games against the Athletics.  Three of the last five in this pairing at Fenway Park have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation we have two playoff teams that are under water with the MLB game lines.  Subsequently the one difference between these clubs is the fact that Boston has bossed the payout window at Fenway Park against Oakland.

A’s vs. Red Sox Betting Odds Picks

To conclude Boston has begun to dig out of the depths and should get past the A’s.

Baseball Betting Online Pick: Boston Red Sox

Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction:  Red Sox 5, A’s 3

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