A's vs. Red Sox Monday Prediction
The Oakland A's had a rough weekend in the Bronx and things don't get any easier tonight when they visit the Boston Red Sox to open a new series. Will Game 1 between these two teams turn into a pitcher's duel?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 14, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: OAK (CSCA); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -151 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the A's on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves' Teheran strikes out seven in six scoreless in last start
Sean Manaea allowed four earned runs, seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Astros on Tuesday. Manaea threw just 55 of his 82 pitches for strikes and he also hit a batter. Since flipping the calendar from April to May he has struggled, going 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA.
His location has actually been a little too good, as he has allowed 13 hits in the two April outings and he hasn't allowed a walk in the 11 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, his hits allowed are up and his strikeouts are down. He'll try to rebound next Monday in Boston to kick off a two-start week. It looks like a tough matchup, but remember, he no-hit the Red Sox on April 21 the last time he faced them.
Red Sox' Porcello allows five runs in loss to Yankees
Rick Porcello coughed up five runs in 5 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision against the Yankees on Wednesday. He surrendered eight base hits and three walks while striking out three in the sub-par effort.
It was a rare clunker for Porcello, whose 2.79 ERA remains stellar despite getting knocked around in this one. Games like this will happen against the Yankees' loaded lineup. He should have an easier time against the Athletics on Monday in the first of a two-start week.
MLB Betting Trends
The A's are just 17-44 in their last 61 games against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
While the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, the over is actually 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Boston.
The under is 12-3-1 in Manaea's last 16 starts, is 12-3-2 in his last 17 outings following a team loss in their previous game, and is 20-8-2 in his last 30 starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 4-0 in the Red Sox' last four games, is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a win, and is 6-1-1 in Porcello's last eight starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: A's/Red Sox under 9