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(74-59) Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (57-76)
Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California.
Projected Pitchers: David Price vs. Andrew Tiggs
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -175 / Athletics +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 -110 / Athletics +1.5 -110
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 runs
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The Red Sox are in a dogfight in the tight AL East and they are 2 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. However, they hold the top-spot in the Wild Card by 2 games.
Boston has won 2 of their last 3 games.
The A’s will not be making the playoffs this season and they have lost 3 in a row and are in the basement of the AL West 22.5 games back of the Texas Rangers.
In their last games the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 and the A’s lost to the Houston Astros 4-3.
The Red Sox have won their last 7 games facing the A’s.
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The Red Sox have scored the most runs in the Majors and they rank 17th in team ERA.
David Price (13-8 3.97 ERA) goes for the Red Sox tonight and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in an 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Boston has won his last 4 starts.
Price is 3-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 8 career starts against the A’s.
The Red Sox are 2-5 in Price’s last 7 road starts and they have only won 1 of their last 5 road games with him on the hill facing a team that has a losing record.
The Red Sox are 33-29 on the road this season.
The A’s rank only 28th in the Majors in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA.
In getting swept in their last series the A’s only totaled 4 runs in the 3 games.
Andrew Triggs (1-1 4.39 ERA) goes for the A’s tonight and in his last start he got his first win of the season going 6 innings and giving up 3 earned runs in a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his last 2 starts Triggs has only given up 3 earned runs in 12 innings of work.
The A’s are 1-4 in Triggs last 5 starts.
The A’s have lost 12 of their last 17 games.
The A’s are 30-36 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Red Sox have an Over record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 games.
- Athletics are 5-12 in their last 17 overall.
- Athletics are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics have an Under record of 19-7 in their last 26 games.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Triggs has been solid in his last 2 outings, but he will have trouble against the daunting Boston lineup. Take the Red Sox in this one with the run-line, as they will win by at least 2 runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston -1.5 + OVER
I look for the Red Sox to light up the scoreboard tonight in a win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 8 – Oakland 2
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