Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics, Saturday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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BOSTON RED SOX OAKLAND ATHLETICS
21-20, 3rd in American League East May 20, 4:05 PM | Grass of Oakland Coliseum 19-23, 5th in American League West
Boston at Oakland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, NESN (Boston), NBC Sports California (Oakland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox LH Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 5.29 ERA) vs. Athletics LH Sean Manaea (1-3, 5.52)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Boston Red Sox [D. Pomeranz -L] -1.5 +145 -113 Ov 8½ -115
Oakland Athletics [S. Manaea -L] +1.5 -165 +103 Un 8½ -105
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The Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Left hander Drew Pomeranz will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Pomeranz is 3-3 this season with a 5.30 ERA.

It’ll be Sean Manaea toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Left hander Manaea is 1-3 with a 5.52 ERA so far this season.

Pomeranz is coming off his second straight setback, an 11-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday in which he allowed two runs on three hits and three walks before exiting after three innings with tightness in his left triceps. The 28-year-old native of Tennessee pitched a total of seven frames in the back-to-back defeats and has yet to work more than six this season. Pomeranz, who pitched mostly in relief for Oakland in 2014 and 2015, will be facing his former team for the first time in his career.

Manaea also has lost his last two outings, including a setback at Seattle on Monday in which he surrendered four runs on two hits and five walks over five innings. It was the first start since April 26 for the 25-year-old from Indiana, who had been on the disabled list with a strained shoulder. Manaea was pounded last year in his first career turn against the Red Sox, yielding eight runs and 10 hits over 2 2/3 frames at Boston.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 113-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Oakland Athletics can’t wait to see what Mark Canha will do for an encore when they continue their four-game series against the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. Canha fell a single shy of the cycle on Friday but sent Oakland home with a 3-2 victory when he led off the 10th inning with his second home run of the year.

he triumph put the Athletics in position to win their fifth consecutive home series, as they powered their way to an 8-3 win in Thursday’s opener. Boston built a 2-0 lead Friday on Mitch Moreland’s blast and received another strong effort from Chris Sale, who settled for a no-decision despite fanning 10 to match the major-league record of eight consecutive starts with a double-digit strikeout total. Moreland has homered in each of the first two games of the series following a drought that dated back to April 23 while Dustin Pedroia has registered a hit in 14 of his 17 contests this month. Oakland has a pair of hot hitters as well, with Ryon Healy riding a seven-game hitting streak and Trevor Plouffe hitting safely in 10 of the last 11 contests in which he had a plate appearance.

Oakland won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Red Sox on May 19. Bettors who backed the Athletics at 169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Red Sox were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at 169 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Boston:
Team record: 21-20 SU
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games
Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Oakland:
Team record: 19-23 SU
Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games
Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Oakland Sunday, May 21

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Red Sox LHP David Price (elbow) lasted only two innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday due to an escalating pitch count that reached 65.

2. Oakland RHP John Axford (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list either Saturday or Sunday.

3. Boston recalled RHP Noe Ramirez from Pawtucket to fill the open roster spot created when LHP Robbie Ross Jr. was optioned after Thursday’s game.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Boston Red Sox will win outright at -113 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Red Sox 6, Athletics 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
BOS TEAM OAK
4.41 RUNS 3.93
4.32 RUNS AGNST 4.86
0.10 DIFF -0.93
-$351 MONEY -$304
3.94 TEAM ERA 4.27
9.05 OFF HITS 7.83
3.51 OFF WALKS 3.26
6.63 OFF Ks 8.76
8.54 DEF HITS 7.98
2.78 DEF WALKS 3.29
9.66 DEF Ks 7.57
INJURIES
BOSTON RED SOX
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Ryan Hannigan C 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Rutledge 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Pablo Sandoval 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Carson Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
Blake Swihart C 15-Day Disabled List
Brandon Workman P 15-Day Disabled List
Koji Uehara P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Benintendi OF 15-Day Disabled List
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Sonny Gray P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Hahn P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Jed Lowrie SS 15-Day Disabled List
Henderson Alvarez P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Bassitt P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Canha 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Sean Doolittle P 15-Day Disabled List
Felix Doubront P 60-Day Disabled List
Sam Fuld OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Jarrod Parker P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Phegley C 15-Day Disabled List
Fernando Rodriguez P 15-Day Disabled List
Eric Sogard 2B 60-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Ladendorf P 15-Day Disabled List
Billy Butler DH 7-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
BOSTON RED SOX
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games on the road
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Boston is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Oakland
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games at home
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Oakland is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Boston
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Oakland’s Overall Defense 4.4 8 4.9 14
Boston’s Away Scoring vs Oakland’s Home Defense 4.8 4 4.6 12
Boston’s Road ERA vs Oakland’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 6 4.3 9
Oakland’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 3.9 14 4.3 8
Oakland’s Home Scoring vs Boston’s Road Defense 4.2 10 4.2 6
Oakland’s Home ERA vs Boston’s Road ERA Allowed 3.8 7 3.9 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
RED SOX
Red Sox are the highest scoring team in the league at 5.3 runs per game.
Red Sox have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.7 per game.
Red Sox are second in the league in free passes at 3.6 per game.
ATHLETICS
Athletics are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
Athletics have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.5 per game.
Athletics have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Athletics are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.3 per game.
Athletics give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.6 per game.

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