Athletics Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – July 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on July 3, 2021

Expect a few home runs when Matt Olson (20 HR) and the Oakland Athletics (48-36) take on Rafael Devers (20 HR) and the Boston Red Sox (52-31) at RingCentral Coliseum, beginning at 7:15 PM ET live on FOX. Olson and the Athletics are -132 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup. Oakland’s Cole Irvin and Boston’s Garrett Richards have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 3, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Red Sox Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics have won 31, or 60.8%, of the 51 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Oakland has entered 31 games this season favored by -132 or more and is 19-12 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 54.9% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Athletics and their opponents are 4-6 in their last 10 games with a total.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 4.4
HR 11
ERA 3.63
K/9 7.3

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Red Sox Betting Insights

  • The Red Sox have been chosen as underdogs in 29 games this year and have walked away with the win 20 times (69%) in those games.
  • Boston has a win-loss record of 9-5 when favored by +114 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 45.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Red Sox and their opponents have combined to clear the total four times.

Red Sox Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 5.7
HR 14
ERA 2.61
K/9 8.8

Red Sox Probable Pitcher – Garrett Richards

  • Richards makes the start for the Red Sox, his 17th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 4.96 ERA and 67 strikeouts over 81 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out was on Monday against the Royals, when he went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up 11 hits.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 4.96, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .301 batting average against him.
  • Richards is looking to collect his 13th start of five or more innings this year in this matchup.
  • The Red Sox have been the moneyline underdog in seven of Richards’ starts this season, and they went 4-3 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 3, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 48-36
Home 26-21
Road 22-15
vs LHP (Starters) 22-12
vs RHP (Starters) 26-24
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 46-33

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Irvin (6-7) for his 17th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed eight innings without allowing a run on three hits in a matchup with the Giants.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s pitching stats do not rank among the top pitchers in baseball.
  • Irvin will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • His team has a record of 7-3 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 3, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Red Sox Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 52-31
Home 27-17
Road 25-14
vs LHP (Starters) 17-11
vs RHP (Starters) 34-20
Day Games 0-3
Night Games 52-28

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics are 12th in MLB action with 105 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
  • The Athletics have a 21-9 record in games this season when they rack up at least two home runs.
  • Oakland has hit 11 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Olson leads Oakland in home runs (20) and runs batted in (53) this season while batting .284.
  • Jed Lowrie has collected 67 hits this season and has an OBP of .324. He’s slugging .394 on the year.

Red Sox Hitting Stats

  • The Red Sox have hit 106 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 30 games this season and are 26-4 in those matchups.
  • Boston has 14 homers over its last 10 games.
  • The Red Sox are batting .314 with 14 home runs and 55 runs scored during their eight-game winning streak.
  • Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with a team-high batting average of .324.
  • J.D. Martinez is batting .302 with 21 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 30 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Red Sox (+114)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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