Oakland A’s vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 6, 2015
Oakland A’s vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 23-34 Oakland A’s are set to take on the 23-31 Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts today June 6, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 4:05 PM
Moneylines: A’s -115 / Red Sox -105
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Oakland: Jesse Chavez (2-5, 2.11 ERA)
Boston: Joe Kelly (1-4, 5.83 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Red Sox beat the A’s 4-2.
The A’s got into Boston for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 2-5 Jesse Chavez goes for the A’s and the 1-4 Joe Kelly goes for the Red Sox. The A’s open at -115 as the road favorite with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The A;s had their 4-game winning streak snapped with a loss to Boston in the first game in this series and while they have won 6 of their last 10 games they are still in the basement of the AL West 11.5 games back of the Houston Astros. Oakland is 11 games under .500, but their stats don’t really show that, as they rank 6th in runs scored and 8th in team ERA. The Red Sox are 4-6 in their last 10 games and while they are in the basement of the AL EAST they are still only 5.5 games out of first place in the wide-open division. They have struggled at the plate and on the mound ranking 25th in runs scored and 27th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 14 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 11 times.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the A’s.
The Red Sox are 37-16 in their last 53 home games against the A’s.
This season the Red Sox are 13-14 at home and the A’s are 14-17 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Oakland A’s: 23-34 SU / O/U 33-20 / Run Line W/L 28-29
Boston Red Sox: 25-31 SU / O/U 25-30 / Run Line W/L 22-34
• OAK is 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• OAK is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• OAK has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
• BOS is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
• BOS is 4-12 in their last 16 games following a win.
• BOS has an Under record of 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
[P] 04/05/2015 – Jarrod Parker 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Sean Nolin 15-day DL (4/4) ( Abdominal )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Taylor Thompson 60-day DL (2/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – A.J. Griffin 60-day DL (2/27) ( Elbow )
[1B] 05/17/2015 – Ike Davis 15-day DL (5/14) ( Quad )
[P] 05/30/2015 – Sean Doolittle 15-day DL (5/28) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Edward Mujica 15-day DL (5/21) ( Thumb )
[CF] 05/23/2015 – Coco Crisp 15-day DL (5/21) ( Neck )
[2B] 05/23/2015 – Tyler Ladendorf 60-day DL (5/22) ( Ankle )
(!)[C] 06/04/2015 – Stephen Vogt left last game, “?” Friday vs. Boston Red Sox ( Leg )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Edwin Escobar 15-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/13/2015 – Justin Masterson 15-day DL (5/13) ( Arm )
[C] 05/02/2015 – Ryan Hanigan 60-day DL (5/1) ( Wrist )
[RF] 05/24/2015 – Shane Victorino 15-day DL (5/23) ( Calf )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Brandon Workman 60-day DL (4/3) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/28/2015 – Anthony Varvaro 60-day DL (4/29) ( Elbow )
[RF] 05/28/2015 – Daniel Nava 15-day DL (5/26) ( Thumb )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Christian Vazquez 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )
Free MLB Pick
Jesse Chavez ranks 4th in AL in ERA, but he is only 2-5, as he is only getting an average of 1.36 runs, which is the lowest in the Majors by almost a run. The A;s had lost 4 straight games with him on the hill before his last start where he did not give up an earned run in 8 innings in a 3-0 win over the New York Yankees. He has not given up an earned run in his last 2 starts and he gave up only 3 hits and 0 runs in his only career starts against the Red Sox, which was in June of last season. Joe Kelly has not won since his opening game of the season and the Red Sox have lost their last 3 games when he has gotten the start. In his last outing he only gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings in a 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The A’s have not helped Chavez out this season even though he has pitched well. I think Oakland will give him a little support today facing Kelly and the A’s will take the 2nd game of this series.