Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics: Red Sox Ready to Beat Up on Oakland
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Boston Red Sox are making quite a case for MLB online betting favoritism in the AL East. Although the Toronto Blue Jays are trying to keep up, Boston has built up quite a comfy lead atop the division. And in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics matchup, the Sox will be vying to build on that lead. Let’s take a look at what the evening’s teaser sports betting odds are predicting.
Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics – Friday, April 20th
Series: Game 1
When: 9:05 pm ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Online Betting Odds:
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox are currently sitting on a 16-2 record. This gives them a 4-game lead over the Blue Jays – their nearest competition, and a whopping 6 ½ game lead over the Yanks. Undoubtedly, things have been going very well for the Red Sox this year. In fact, they come into this evening’s matchup riding a 7-game win streak. By the looks of it, tonight’s MLB online betting odds are predicting that Boston will extend that streak. This 3-game series marks the first time this year Boston has faced Oakland. To help prove their dominance, Boston will be sending Drew Pomeranz to the mound. Pomeranz is making his first start of the season so we’ll have to see how he performs. Luckily for the 7-year veteran, he’ll be going up against some pretty weak competition.
Players to Watch: Mookie Betts (6 HR, 14 RBI, .391 BA), JD Martinez (4 HR, 15 RBI, .338 BA), and Hanley Martinez (3 HR, 15 RBI, .323 BA).
Unlike Boston, the Athletics have had a pretty crappy start to the season. At the current moment, Oakland is sitting on a 9-10 record that ranks them as the 4th worst team in the AL West. Nevertheless, Oakland comes into this evening’s matchup riding a 4-game win streak. Notwithstanding that momentum, MLB bookmakers are still pegging them as an underdog versus the red hot Red Sox. In an attempt to prove the odds wrong, Oakland will be sending Kendall Graveman to the mound. Graveman is 0-3 on the year with an unbelievably high ERA of 9.87. Equally as impressive is Graveman’s WHIP, which sits at an astounding 2.02. Facing those kind of numbers, it’s safe to say Boston will come out on top this evening.
Players to Watch: Jed Lowrie (6 HR, 21 RBI, .346 BA), Matt Chapman (5 HR, 13 RBI, .296 BA), and Khris Davis (5 HR, 15 RBI, .273 BA).
Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Predictions
Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Picks
So which team should sportsbook betting players favor in Friday’s Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics matchup? All things considered, it’s pretty clear Boston will come out on top. Luckily the money line out on the Red Sox isn’t all that lopsided. This makes taking Boston straight up an extremely appealing option this evening. Sign up today to get in on this mouth-watering action!
Score Prediction: 10-3 Boston. The Red Sox beat up on the Athletics’ poor pitching. Boston will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.