The Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox have a three-game series on the docket ahead at Fenway Park. The A’s are currently in the midst of a road trip, with a stop in Boston after losing three of four games at Progressive Park in Cleveland. They are coming off a 6-3 loss on Sunday afternoon.
FINAL: OAK 3 | CLE 6 pic.twitter.com/vbPXPcCV0u
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) June 12, 2022
Cal Quantrill had another productive showing for the Guardians. He finished with 4 hits and 1 earned run yielded through 6 innings of work. Cole Irvin could not get past 5.2 innings after getting tagged for 6 hits and 4 earned runs.
The Athletics are entering this series with a 21-41 and last in the AL West. This team is just wasting time while they wait their call for Las Vegas. The front office is well aware that the organization doesn’t care what happens in the remaining time in Oakland.
They had a firesale, and A’s fans turned their backs on the franchise. The Raiders are the Raiders, so they didn’t have to worry about fans not showing up to games when it was clear they were moving.
The A’s do not have that level of support, so it’s play in front of close to an empty RingCentral Coliseum. They will see a crowd at Fenway Park in Boston tonight. Going on the road has to feel refreshing.
This catch from Rob Refsnyder was absurd 😳 pic.twitter.com/59wXDzSFm4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2022
Boston is 32-29 and 12.5 games behind the Yankees for the lead in the division. It’s a highly competitive division, with the Rays, Jays, and Yanks talented teams in 2022.
The Red Sox are coming off a 2-0 win over the Mariners. They’re heating up and winners in nine of their previous 11 attempts.
Jared Koenig is scheduled to make his second major league start tonight. He struggled mightily in his debut. Nick Pivetta counters for the Red Sox. Head below for our free Athletics vs. Red Sox prediction on June 14, 2022.
Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox Live Betting Odds:
|Oakland A’s||+1.5 (-105)||+185||Over 9.5 (-105)|
|Boston Red Sox||-1.5 (-115)||-225||Under 9.5 (-115)|
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|Team Data||Oakland A’s||Boston Red Sox|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.222||.260|
|Runs Per 9||3.34||4.68|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.05||4.06|
Athletics vs. Red Sox Prediction:
The A’s are hoping for a much better start from Jared Koenig in this one after a rocky debut versus the Braves. Koenig was crushed for 5 hits and 4 earned runs through 4 innings of work.
He left his first performance with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP. The Braves found the bases often, as they recorded a .389 in a 13-2 final.
Boston has the fifth-best batting average in the majors. They’re up to a .260 batting average at Fenway Park with 4.69 runs per 9 innings for ninth.
The Red Sox didn’t need any offense in their 2-0 win two days back. If Nick Pivetta pitches how Kutter Crawford did on Sunday, then they may not need Koenig to have another bad peformance.
The Athletics have been one of the most inconsistent offenses in baseball. They are 29th with 3.41 runs per 9 innings and a .212 batting average.
Pivetta faced the A’s two starts ago and had his best start of the season. The A’s managed just 2 hits in an 8-0 loss to the Red Sox at the RingCentral Coliseum.
Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 1-9
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games on the road
- 0-6 overall in their previous six games in the AL East
- 1-6 overall in their previous six games after an off-day
- 18-44 overall in their previous 62 games versus a team with a winning record
- 0-4 overall in their previous four games versus the Red Sox
- Record (Last 10): 8-2
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games as a betting favorite
- 7-0 overall in their previous seven games versus a left-handed starter
- 8-2 overall in their previous ten first game of a series
- 16-5 overall in their previous 21 games versus the AL West
- 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus the A’s
Pivetta enters Oakland with an ERA of 3.78 and a 1.14 WHIP. He is going into Fenway Park tonight with an ERA of 3.67 and a 1.22 WHIP.
Oakland is hitting just .149 with 1 home run, the only run against Pivetta, across 42 at-bats. Pivetta has allowed 1 or fewer earned runs in five of his last seven attempts. He should be in fine shape versus an A’s team that is hitting just .206 with 3.10 runs per 9 in their previous ten outings.
The Red Sox to clear the Athletics by at least 2 runs looks accurate. I’m backing the Red Sox to win and cover the -1.5 on the runline at home.