MLB Moneyline Best Bets: Red Sox vs Athletics - 7/10

MLB Moneyline Best Bets: Red Sox vs Athletics - 7/10

MLB Moneyline Best Bets: Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics - 7/10

 

Game Summary

The Boston Red Sox will host the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, for a matchup on July 10. The Red Sox come into this game with a record of 49-40, placing them in a competitive spot in the AL East. Boston has shown resilience and consistency, largely driven by their strong hitting and effective pitching staff. Their home record, however, has been less impressive at 20-23 compared to a solid road performance of 29-17.

On the other hand, the Oakland Athletics have struggled this season, posting a 34-58 record and sitting near the bottom of the AL West standings. The Athletics have been particularly poor on the road with a 12-33 record. Despite their struggles, they have managed to pull off some surprising wins against stronger teams, showcasing a glimpse of potential.

This game will see Nick Pivetta taking the mound for Boston, while JP Sears will be the starting pitcher for Oakland. Pivetta has a 4-5 record with a 4.06 ERA, while Sears holds a 5-7 record with a 4.74 ERA. Both teams will be looking to capitalize on their strengths and address their weaknesses as they clash at Fenway Park.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Bet Type Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Boston Red Sox Spread -1.5 (+104)
Oakland Athletics Spread +1.5 (-125)
Boston Red Sox Moneyline -198
Oakland Athletics Moneyline +166

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts Team
Nick Pivetta (BOS) 4-5 4.06 78 Boston Red Sox
JP Sears (OAK) 5-7 4.74 68 Oakland Athletics

 

Team Previews

Boston Red Sox

Hitting: The Red Sox have been solid offensively, ranking 9th in hits (772) and 13th in runs (414). Rafael Devers leads the team with a .293 batting average and 21 home runs.

Relief Pitching: Boston's bullpen has been reliable, with 24 saves (T-12th). Their overall team ERA stands at 3.61, ranking 7th in the league.

Fielding: The Red Sox have committed 67 errors, ranking 1st in the league. Their defensive play has been a strong point this season.

Starting Pitchers: Nick Pivetta has been a consistent starter for Boston, with a 4.06 ERA and 78 strikeouts over 68.2 innings pitched.

 

Oakland Athletics

Hitting: Oakland's offense has struggled, ranking 27th in hits (682) and 28th in runs (347). Brent Rooker leads the team with a .278 average and 18 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The Athletics' bullpen has recorded 17 saves (27th), with an overall team ERA of 4.34 (23rd in the league).

Fielding: Oakland has committed 57 errors, ranking 4th. Their defense has been a relative bright spot despite their overall struggles.

Starting Pitchers: JP Sears has a 4.74 ERA with 68 strikeouts over 95 innings pitched. He has been one of the more reliable arms in the Athletics' rotation.

 

Team Injuries

Boston Red Sox

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Vaughn Grissom 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 29

 

Oakland Athletics

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Paul Blackburn SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 24

 

Betting Trends

  • Boston is 4-1 in their last 5 games.
  • Oakland is 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • Boston has a better home record compared to Oakland’s road record.
  • Boston’s bullpen ranks higher in saves compared to Oakland.
  • Oakland has struggled against teams with winning records.

 

Recent Games

Boston Red Sox

Opponent Score W/L
@ New York Yankees W3-0 W
@ New York Yankees L14-4 L
@ New York Yankees W5-3 F/10 W
@ Miami Marlins W6-5 F/12 W
@ Miami Marlins W7-2 W

 

Oakland Athletics

Opponent Score W/L
vs Baltimore Orioles L6-3 L
vs Baltimore Orioles W19-8 W
vs Baltimore Orioles L3-2 L
vs Los Angeles Angels W5-0 W
vs Los Angeles Angels W5-0 W

 

Team Rankings

Category Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics
Hitting 9th 27th
Starting Pitching 7th 23rd
Relief Pitching 12th 27th
Fielding 1st 4th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Boston ranks 9th in team batting average (.252).
  • Oakland ranks 28th in team batting average (.224).
  • Boston's bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 7th in the league.
  • Oakland's bullpen has a 4.34 ERA, 23rd in the league.
  • Boston has committed the fewest errors in the league (67).
  • Oakland has committed 57 errors, ranking 4th.
  • Boston is 4-1 in their last 5 games.
  • Oakland is 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • Boston's home record is 20-23.
  • Oakland's road record is 12-33.

 

Weather

The weather for the game is expected to be sunny with a temperature of 84°F. For more details, you can check the full weather report.

 

Prediction

Pick: Boston Red Sox Moneyline (-198)

The Boston Red Sox have demonstrated stronger overall performance and consistency compared to the Oakland Athletics. With Nick Pivetta on the mound and the Red Sox's superior hitting and bullpen, Boston is well-positioned to secure a win at home. The Athletics' struggles, especially on the road, further reinforce the likelihood of a Red Sox victory.

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