Oakland A's at Boston Red Sox odds, picks and predictions


The Oakland A’s (34-58) and Boston Red Sox (49-40) open a 3-game set Tuesday. First pitch from Fenway Park is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the A’s vs. Red Sox odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.

Season series: Red Sox lead 3-0

The A’s fell 6-3 against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday as +154 home underdogs. RHP Mitch Spence allowed 4 ER in 6 innings to pick up the loss.

Boston took down the New York Yankees 3-0 Sunday to cash as a +113 road underdog. All 3 Red Sox runs were solo shots, including 2 from 3B Rafael Devers. RHP Kutter Crawford allowed just 4 hits in 7 innings to pick up the win.

A’s at Red Sox projected starters

RHP Joey Estes vs. RHP Brayan Bello

Estes (3-3, 4.39 ERA) makes his 10th start. The rookie has a 1.12 WHIP, 2.1 BB/9 and 7.0 K/9 in 55 1/3 innings.

  • Last start: Win, 9 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K in 5-0 home victory against Los Angeles Angels Wednesday
  • Never faced Red Sox before

Bello (8-5, 5.19 ERA) makes his 16th start. He has a 1.45 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9 and 8.2 K/9 in 78 innings.

  • Last start: Win, 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K in 7-2 victory at Miami Marlins Wednesday
  • Career vs. A’s: 0-1, 10.00 ERA (9 IP, 10 ER), 1.44 WHIP, 9.0 K/9 in 2 starts, including 0-0 with 7.20 ERA (5 IP, 4 ER) in 1 start this season

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A’s at Red Sox odds

Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:11 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): A’s +165 (bet $100 to win $165) | Red Sox -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): A’s +1.5 (-110) | Red Sox -1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 10 (O: -115 | U: -105)

A’s at Red Sox picks and predictions

Prediction

Red Sox 6, A’s 2

Moneyline

PASS.

There is better value on the Boston (-200) run line.

Run line/Against the spread

BET RED SOX -1.5 (-110).

Boston is 6-1 in its last 7 games with 5 of its last 6 wins coming by 2 or more runs. It has held opponents to 3 or fewer runs in 5 of its last 7 games.

Oakland has scored 3 or fewer runs in 5 of its last 10 games. It has also allowed 6 or more runs in back-to-back games and 5 or more in 5 of its last 10.

Over/Under

BET UNDER 10 (-105).

While Boston has hit the Over in 7 of its last 10 games, it has scored 4 or fewer runs ins 6 of its last 10 and allowed 3 or fewer in 5 of its last 7.

Oakland has hit the Under in 6 of its last 10 games and scored 3 or fewer runs in 2 of its last 3.

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