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Boston Red Sox poised to extend winning streak against struggling Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics (34-58) are set to face off against the Boston Red Sox (49-40) at Fenway Park in American League action. The Red Sox took the first game of the series with a 12-9 win at home. Left-handed pitcher JP Sears will start for the Athletics with a 4.74 ERA, while right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta will take the mound for the Red Sox with a 4.06 ERA. Boston is currently the betting favorite at -184 with the line remaining unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Athletics +165 | Red Sox -184
  • Spread: Athletics +1.5 (-125) | Red Sox -1.5 (+105)
  • Total: Over/Under 10 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Boston will win straight-up is 65%.

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Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics have had a disappointing season so far, currently sitting at last place in the AL West division. Their offense has been struggling, ranking 24th in the league with a .678 team OPS and scoring an average of 3.83 runs per game. However, they have shown power at the plate, tied for fifth in the league with 111 total home runs. Designated hitter Brent Rooker has been a standout player, with impressive stats including a .282/.360/.542 slash line, 18 home runs, and 55 RBI. Left-hander JP Sears has been pitching at a moderate level, with a 5-7 record, 4.74 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP. The team overall is ranked 28th in offense and 24th in defense, with a record of 34-59 this season. The Athletics need to assess their roster as they aim to improve their performance moving forward.

Boston Red Sox Analysis

The Boston Red Sox are currently ranked third in the AL East standings and hold the last spot in the AL Wild Card race, 6.5 games behind in the division. The team has excelled offensively, with a .253/.322/.422 slash line and averaging 4.73 runs per game. Third baseman Rafael Devers has been a standout player, boasting a .976 OPS with 21 home runs, 58 RBI, and 58 runs scored. Righty Nick Pivetta has shown decent performance on the mound with a 4-5 record, a 4.06 ERA, and a 1.14 WHIP in 68.2 innings. Despite a recent 3-0 loss against Oakland, the Red Sox have an overall power ranking of 11 and are ranked 11th in offense and 12th in defense, with a record of 50-40.

Boston Red Sox poised for victory in upcoming game with strong pitching advantage

The Boston Red Sox have demonstrated strong performance in recent weeks, positioning them favorably to perform well in the upcoming game. A comparison of the pitching statistics for JP Sears and Nick Pivetta reveals notable disparities. Sears holds a record of 1-4 with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP in 34.2 innings, while Pivetta boasts a record of -2 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 38.2 innings. Based on this analysis, the Boston Red Sox are the recommended choice for securing a victory in the forthcoming game.

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