Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics - 6/4/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics - 6/4/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics (20-34) vs Boston Red Sox (25-27)

Game Info: Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Paul Blackburn (5-1) (2.15) vs Nick Pivetta (4-4) (3.95)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +105 / Boston Red Sox -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of their series at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

The Boston Red Sox are 25-27 this season and have won two games in a row. Boston won Game 1 of this series by a score of 7-2 on Friday night. The Boston pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Red Sox offense has scored 249 runs with a .258 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Rafael Devers is batting .338 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Nick Pivetta, who is 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 54.2 innings pitched this season.

The Oakland Athletics are 20-34 this season and have lost four games in a row. Prior to their Game 1 loss, Oakland lost all three games in their series against Houston. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.17 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 181 runs with a .211 batting average and a .278 on base percentage this year. Sean Murphy is batting .197 with five home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Paul Blackburn, who is 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 54.1 innings pitched this season.

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Boston is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the AL West and 4-9 in their last 13 game two’s of a series. The under is 4-2-1 in Boston’s last 7 games. Oakland is 5-22 in their last 27 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 games. The over is 3-0-1 in Oakland’s last 4 Saturday games. Boston is 20-40 in these two teams last 60 head to head meetings in Oakland.

Oakland has had a tough time this season and is one of the worst offensive teams in baseball. Boston has been inconsistent this season, but definitely has the better team in this matchup. Oakland has Blackburn on the mound, who has only allowed more than two runs in one of his last five starts. For Boston, Pivetta has only allowed more than one run in one of his last five starts. Runs should be at a premium in this game and I am taking the under.

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