posted on July 03, 2012 16:50
Red Sox vs. A’s Free picks
MLB Red Sox vs. A’s Picks for Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This is the second game of a three-game series. The A’s took the first game of the series, 6-1 on Monday night. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Red Sox, while Oakland is going with Bartolo Colon. The opening pitch starts at 10:05pmET from Oakland County Coliseum.
Current Odds: The oddsmakers have installed the Red Sox as a -130 favorite over the A’s. The total is 7.5 in most books. The Red Sox come in with a 42-38 overall record and are 42-36 Over, while the A’s are 39-42 overall and are 30-48 Under.
Line Moves: The Red Sox opened as a -140 favorite and moved down to -130 at most books. The total started at 7.5 and remained there at most books.
ATS MLB FREE PICK, TRENDS & ANALYSIS: Under Boston/Oakland. Latest Trends, Boston is 1-4 Under last 5 in series. 0-5 Under last 5 overall, 0-6 Under last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter and is 1-10 Under last 11 games following a loss. Oakland is 2-6 Under last 8 games following a win, 2-6 Under last 8 home games, 10-22-1 Under last 33 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game and is 0-5 Under in Colon’s last 5 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game. Boston continues to struggle on this West Coast road trip where they are going into some tough hitter’s parks in Seattle and now Oakland. The Red Sox scored just 9 runs in four games against Seattle and scored only one run yesterday against Oakland. Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) has been in a major slump and is now injured and the rest of the team is not hitting.
ATS TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: UNDER 7.5 Boston/Oakland