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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-31) Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (48-34)
Date: Friday, July 2nd, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) vs. Frankie Montas (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -120 Athletics +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5, Athletics +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Red Sox will be in Oakland to face the Athletics for game 1 Friday at 9:40 ET.
These teams met back in May and the A’s won 2 out of 3.
Eduardo Rodriguez will go for the Red Sox and Frankie Montas will go for the Athletics.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have surprised many people this year with how well that have been playing. They are winners of their last 6 games.
Their record is 50-31 and they are 1st in the American League East. They are 3 games ahead of the Rays.
Boston has won the first 3 games against the Royals and they are currently winning 9-0 as I write this.
Martin Perez went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday. The Red sox won this game 6-2.
Eduardo Rodriguez started off the year good, but has been struggling recently. He was much better in his last start when he went against the Yankees on Sunday. The lefty went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Boston won this one 9-2.
The starting pitching for this team has not been great, but the bullpen has been much better. The ERA of the club is 4.10 which is 15th best in baseball.
The offense has been the best part of their game. They are scoring 5.06 runs per game which is 3rd best in baseball.
Their 2-5 hitters, which include Alex Verdugo, J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers are leading this squad.
This team has hit 105 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
This Athletics have been very impressive this year. They have lost 3 of their last 5 games however.
Their record is 48-34 and they are 2nd in the American League West. The Astros are 0.5 games ahead of them.
This team has split the first 2 games of the series against the Rangers. Oakland won on Wednesday by a score of 3-1. Game 3 is Thursday at 3:37 ET.
Chris Bassitt went 7 innings and allowed 0 earned runs on Wednesday.
Frankie Montas started off very good, but he has not been the same since then. He is 7-7 with a 4.72 ERA. His last start was against the Giants on Saturday when he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. San Francisco won this game 6-5.
The pitching for this team has been pretty good. They have a 3.87 ERA which is 11th in baseball.
The offense has been impressive. They are scoring 4.52 runs per game which is 13th in the league. Matt Olson has been their best hitter so far.
They have hit 103 home runs which is 10th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.
- Red Sox are 9-1 in their last 10 Friday games.
- Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.
- Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs. a right handed starter.
New York Mets vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 of the premier teams in the American League. I feel that this series has the chance to be a good one.
To me, the Red Sox are the better team. They have more talent up and down the lineup and they just have more firepower than Oakland.
I would give the pitching edge to Frankie Montas, but I am not confident that he will pitch great against Boston. I look for the Red Sox to be effective against him and for Rodriguez to pitch well just like he did in his last start. I feel good with the Red Sox in this one.
I will take the Red Sox as -120 favorites on the road.
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