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2021 MLB Handicapping
(22-14) Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (21-15)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) vs. James Kaprielian (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -140 | Athletics +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
A first-time 2021 series meeting between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox continues Wednesday night. It’s a battle between the two teams with the most wins in the American League. The Red Sox are coming off a weekend series win after taking advantage of the struggling Baltimore Orioles. Meanwhile, the A’s took care of business at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.
At the time of this writing the teams are tied 1-1 entering the top of the 7th inning.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox lost their series finale to the Orioles on Monday night, and Martin Perez missed out on another chance to grab his first win of the season. Boston’s bullpen failed them late in the game, and the batting lineup only mustered one run.
However, the Red Sox still won the series, and they still have the best record in the American League.
Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound with a perfect 5-0 record on a 3.82 ERA. He has 33 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched.
The Red Sox are playing without their ace, Chris Sale, along with Christian Arroyo, Danny Santana and Enrique Hernandez.
Oakland hasn’t announced a starter for either of the final two games of this series. For the finale there’s some idea of who could get the call, but as of this writing I’m not really sure about this game. They’re banged up in the rotation which leaves them a bit short-handed, and there’s no one on the roster who is an obvious choice.
Matt Chapman is the face of the Athletics these days as an all-around great player. That skillset begins with the glove, though, as he is the best third baseman in the game. He adds a good game at the plate as well, though the power is a bit down and the strikeouts are a bit up so he’s been more pretty good than great in 2021.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 22-14 overall
- Red Sox are 10-9 at home
- Athletics are 21-15 overall
- Athletics are 8-4 away
- Athletics are 1-4 in the last 5 head-to-head meetings
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Both of these teams sit atop their divisions and hold the 1st and 3rd best record in the underwhelming American League.
Boston is turning to their 2021 ace Rodriguez Wednesday while Oakland will have Kaprielian make a starting season debut.
This game will be close for Oakland as they’re currently beating the Red Sox late and Rodriguez is winless but his record is deceptive of how well he has actually pitched.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics +1.5 (-120)
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