Red Sox Roll Continuing?
If you are looking to bet on MLB Wednesday night, there’s no shortage of games on which to to wager. The Boston Red Sox host the Oakland Athletics in one of these game, continuing a three-game series.
It’s been a very rough season for the Athletics, getting worse over the last few weeks. Oakland has gone just 1-4 in their last five, and are winning just one of every three games (21-42) on the season.
Boston has started to turn things around over the last month, winning two straight games and 10 of their last dozen. The Red Sox are still just 14-14 at Fenway, however, but now four games over the .500 mark overall.
The MLB lines for this game have the Boston Red Sox as strong betting favorites at -180.
Offense MIA in Oakland
The Oakland Athletics are going to have to figure out a way to score some runs if they plan to start winning.. Oakland has scored just 207 runs on the year, hitting just .211 as a team.
Oakland traded away many of its better players in the offseason. There aren’t many big names left. Seth Brown leads the team with eight home runs and 31 RBIs, but hasn’t received a ton of help.
Oakland will send James Kaprielian to the mound Wednesday night. He needs to turn things around. Kaprielian is 0-3 with a 5.73 ERA on the season, facing a red-hot Boston batting order in this game.
Red Sox Getting Some Pitching
Boston Red Sox did plenty of hitting in 6-1 win Tuesday night. It was the effort from starter Nick Pivetta, however, that allowed this team to win. Manager Alex Cora said, “It was what we needed. We were pretty banged up bullpen-wise. To go eight today was really good for us.”
The bullpen could be put to the test Wednesday as Josh Winckowski (0-1, 12.00 ERA) is scheduled to start. Boston has a team ERA of right around 3.50.
Rafael Devers belted a big home run in the opening game of this series, and now leads the team with 15 homers. J.D. Martinez is having another monster season as well, leading the team with a .345 batting average.
Athletics vs Red Sox Head-to-Head
Boston has dominated Oakland this season, winning the first four games between the teams.
Athletics vs Red Sox Game Information
- Game: Athletics (21-42) vs Red Sox (33-29)
- Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, June 15th, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Athletics vs Red Sox Live Stream: MLB.tv
Athletics vs Red Sox Betting Lines
J. Kaprielian -R
|+1½ -125||+160||9½ -115 o||3½ -135 o / 3½ +105 u|
|Boston Red Sox
J. Winckowski -R
|-1½ +105||-180||9½ -105 u||5½ -105 o / 5½ -125 u|
Athletics vs Red Sox Prediction
Neither team is sending a reliable starting pitcher to the mound in this game, so it could be a game that is won with offense. If that’s the case, it’s the Red Sox, as Oakland just hasn’t been able to find offense this season.
The Red Sox have to continue winning if they want to get back into the playoff race. This is a perfect opportunity to do just that This game should be closer than the 6-1 blowout in the series opener, but expect Boston to earn a comfortable win by at least two runs.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Boston Red Sox -1½ as they roll to another big win over the Oakland Athletics.
Pick: Boston Red Sox -1½ (+105)