Red Sox vs. A's MLB Prediction
The Red Sox pull a two-run lead only to knock off the A’s in extra innings when these two teams opened their series on Friday night. With Garrett Richards set to oppose Cole Irvin in the pitching matchup on Saturday, what’s the best play for bettors tonight?
923 Boston Red Sox (+124) at 924 Oakland A’s (-135); o/u 9.5
7:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 3, 2021
RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Boston Red Sox DFS SPIN
Adam Ottavino allowed one hit in a scoreless tenth inning to record the save against the A's on Friday. After Matt Barnes allowed the game-tying run in the ninth, Adam Ottavino entered the bottom of the tenth with a one-run lead. He gave up a base hit to Jed Lowrie to put runners at the corners before Sean Murphy flied out. Seth Brown tried to tag up to score, but was gunned down at the plate by Enrique Hernandez for the double play. Ottavino got Frank Schwindel to fly out and secure the win for the Red Sox. It was the sixth save of the season for the 35-year-old right-hander.
Oakland A’s DFS Spin
Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a home run against the Red Sox on Friday. Andrus hit second in the lineup on Friday against the Red Sox after posting a .278 batting average with four stolen bases in June. He was hitless on the day until the ninth inning. With the A's down by one run, he tied the game with his first home run of the season off of Matt Barnes. The 32-year-old shortstop is slashing just .227/.267/.304 batting average with the one homer and seven stolen bases over 292 plate appearances on the year.
Red Sox vs. A’s Betting Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Oakland and is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings overall. The under is also 13-5-1 in the Red Sox’ last 19 games versus American League West rivals and is 4-1 in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the A’s last five games coming off a loss and is 8-2 in their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage of above .600.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/A’S UNDER 9.5