A's vs. Red Sox Monday Prediction
A pair of struggling teams from the American League will open a new series Monday night in Boston, where the Red Sox host the A’s at 7:10 p.m. ET. Given the expected forecast in Boston tonight, is the under the best play on the board?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 29, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 53% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Blake Treinen surrendered four earned runs in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday as the A's fell to the Blue Jays. Treinen pitched a scoreless 10th inning but completely fell apart in the 11th as the Blue Jays roared back to complete a three-game weekend-series sweep of Oakland. The usually-trusty closer had allowed just one run all season before Sunday. He threw 39 pitches in the ugly outing, so he'll probably get a few days to stew on it.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Michael Chavis slugged his third major league home run in Boston's loss to the Rays on Sunday. It was a seventh-inning solo shot off Rays starter Tyler Glasnow. Chavis boasts a 1.086 OPS through his first eight major league games and may be running away with the starting second base job in Beantown.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are 7-2 in their last nine games against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 45-19 in their last 64 games versus the A’s at Fenway Park.
Neither Eduardo Rodriguez nor Frankie Montas have been dominant this season, but the weather tonight in Boston should help both starters keep the offense in check at Fenway. The wind is expected to be blowing in from center field and with the way Montas can generate groundballs (47.6%) and Rodriguez can limit hard contact (28.7%), I like the under with the total sitting at 9 runs. The under is 5-2 in Montas’ last seven starts and is 7-1 in Rodriguez’s last eight outings at Fenway.
The Pick: A’s/Red Sox UNDER 9