Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 4/1/24

Oakland Athletics (1-3) vs Boston Red Sox (2-2)

Game Info: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Joe Boyle (0-0) (0.00) vs Tanner Houck (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +124 / Boston Red Sox -135 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A’s meet Monday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s prediction.

Boston Red Sox Team Preview

The Boston Red Sox come into this one looking to build on their 5-1 win over Seattle last time out to earn a series split against the Mariners. Enmanuel Valdez leads the Red Sox with 3 RBIs while Tyler O’Neill has a pair of solo home runs with a team-high 4 hits and a .400 batting average. Ceddanne Rafaela and Masataka Yoshida each have 4 hits as well while Triston Casas has a team-high 6 strikeouts so far this season. Tanner Houck will get the start for the Red Sox here and was 6-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 99 strikeouts last season.

Boston Red Sox Team Facts

  • The Red Sox have lost eight of their last nine night games following a win.
  • The Red Sox have covered the run line in each of their last five games.
  • The Red Sox have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four games as road favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Red Sox have lost the first inning in three of their last four games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Red Sox have trailed after 7 innings in four of their last six games as favorites against AL West opponents.

Oakland A’s Team Preview

The Oakland A’s come into this game looking to build on a 4-3 win over Cleveland to salvage a win from their series against the Guardians, avoiding the sweep. J.D. Davis leads the A’s with 5 hits including a pair of solo home runs while Nick Allen also has 4 hits with 2 doubles this season. JJ Bleday has 5 hits with a double and a triple of his own while Brent Rooker and Zack Gelof lead Oakland with 7 strikeouts up to this point in the year. Joe Boyle will get the start for the A’s here and was 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 15 strikeouts last season. Oakland will take on the Tigers after this series.

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have won four of their last five games as underdogs against the Red Sox following a home win.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven night games against AL East opponents.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four night games against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Athletics' last three games as underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last seven home night games.

Red Sox vs. A’s Prediction

I’m on the Red Sox here. I just don’t think I’m going to be on the A’s much this season if I’m 100% honest. They’re just not a team worth putting your hard earned money on as this team is just playing out their time in Oakland. Boston isn’t going to be anything special either this season, but they’re still a better option here and have more going for them in my opinion. Not one I’m rushing to bet, but I’ll side with the Red Sox in this one.

Chris’s Pick Boston -135

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