MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Red Sox vs Athletics - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Red Sox vs Athletics - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics - 7/9

 

Game Summary

The Boston Red Sox will host the Oakland Athletics on July 9th at the historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox, coming off a strong season with a 49-40 record, look to continue their winning ways against an Athletics team that has struggled throughout the year, holding a 34-58 record. Boston has been particularly strong on the road this season, with a 29-17 record, although their home performance has been less impressive at 20-23. The Red Sox's hitting has been a key factor in their success, ranking ninth in MLB with a .252 average and 772 hits. Rafael Devers has been a standout performer, leading the team with a .293 batting average, 21 home runs, and 55 RBIs.

On the other hand, the Athletics have faced significant challenges, especially with their batting, ranking 27th in hits (682) and 28th in both runs (347) and batting average (.224). Brent Rooker is a bright spot in Oakland's lineup, with a .278 average, 18 home runs, and 54 RBIs. Oakland's pitching has also been problematic, with a team ERA of 4.34, ranking 23rd in the league. However, Joey Estes, who will start against Boston, has shown promise with a 4.39 ERA and a 3-3 record.

The Red Sox will counter with Brayan Bello, who boasts an 8-5 record but has a higher ERA of 5.19. Bello has shown flashes of brilliance but has struggled with consistency. The game promises to be an intriguing matchup, with Boston's potent offense going up against an Oakland team looking to find some form. The Red Sox will aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage and continue their push for a postseason spot, while the Athletics will look to play spoiler and build some momentum for the remainder of the season.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Boston Red Sox Spread -1.5
Oakland Athletics Spread +1.5
Boston Red Sox Moneyline -180
Oakland Athletics Moneyline +152

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Brayan Bello (BOS) 8-5 5.19 71
Joey Estes (OAK) 3-3 4.39 43

 

Team Previews

Boston Red Sox

Hitting: The Red Sox have been solid at the plate, ranking ninth in hits (772) and batting average (.252). Rafael Devers leads the charge with a .293 average, 21 home runs, and 55 RBIs. The team has a good mix of power and contact hitters, which has helped them maintain a balanced offensive approach.

Relief Pitching: Boston's bullpen has been effective, with a team ERA of 3.61, ranking seventh in the league. The closer, Kenley Jansen, has been reliable, securing 18 saves this season.

Fielding: The Red Sox have committed 67 errors this season, which is an area of concern. Improving their defensive consistency will be crucial as they push for a playoff spot.

Starting Pitchers: Brayan Bello, despite his 8-5 record, has struggled with a 5.19 ERA. The rest of the rotation has been inconsistent, and they will need more stability from their starters to support their potent offense.

Oakland Athletics

Hitting: The Athletics have struggled offensively, ranking 27th in hits (682) and 28th in runs (347) and batting average (.224). Brent Rooker has been a standout performer, but the team needs more contributions from the rest of the lineup to improve their offensive output.

Relief Pitching: Oakland's bullpen has been a weak point, with a team ERA of 4.34, ranking 23rd in the league. They will need better performances from their relievers to support their starters and keep games close.

Fielding: The Athletics have committed 57 errors this season, ranking fourth in the league. Improving their defensive play will be crucial in reducing the number of unearned runs allowed.

Starting Pitchers: Joey Estes has shown promise with a 4.39 ERA and a 3-3 record. However, the rest of the rotation has been inconsistent, and they will need more stability from their starters to have a chance against stronger teams like the Red Sox.

 

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 Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
  • Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Athletics.
  • Oakland Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
  • Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 games against American League East opponents.

 

Recent Games

Boston Red Sox

Opponent Score W/L
@ New York Yankees 3-0 W
@ New York Yankees 4-14 L
@ New York Yankees 5-3 W
@ Miami Marlins 6-5 W
@ Miami Marlins 7-2 W

Oakland Athletics

Opponent Score W/L
vs Baltimore Orioles 3-6 L
vs Baltimore Orioles 19-8 W
vs Baltimore Orioles 2-3 L
vs Los Angeles Angels 5-0 W
vs Los Angeles Angels 5-0 W

 

Team Rankings

Category Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics
Hitting 9th 27th
Starting Pitching 14th 23rd
Relief Pitching 7th 27th
Fielding 22nd 4th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Boston Red Sox are 49-40 overall this season.
  • Oakland Athletics are 34-58 overall this season.
  • Red Sox have a 20-23 record at home.
  • Athletics have a 12-33 record on the road.
  • Red Sox are 9th in MLB in batting average (.252).
  • Athletics are 28th in MLB in batting average (.224).
  • Red Sox bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, ranking 7th in MLB.
  • Athletics bullpen has a 4.34 ERA, ranking 23rd in MLB.
  • Red Sox have committed 67 errors, ranking 22nd in MLB.
  • Athletics have committed 57 errors, ranking 4th in MLB.

 

Weather

The weather for the game at Fenway Park is expected to be cloudy with a temperature of 85°F. Weather Details

 

Prediction

Pick: Boston Red Sox Moneyline
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Given the current form, home-field advantage, and overall team strength, the Boston Red Sox are favored to win this matchup against the Oakland Athletics. Boston's potent offense, led by Rafael Devers, should be able to capitalize on the Athletics' struggling pitching staff. Additionally, Brayan Bello's pitching, despite an inconsistent season, should be enough to contain Oakland's weak offensive lineup. Therefore, our pick is the Boston Red Sox Moneyline.

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