Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics odds, tips and betting trends | June 3

A series opener between the Oakland Athletics (20-33) and Boston Red Sox (24-27) is on deck Friday at 9:40 PM ET, at Oakland Coliseum.

As the favorite, the Red Sox (-135 on the moneyline to win) take the field at the Athletics (+115). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Boston Red Sox looking to Nathan Eovaldi (2-2), and James Kaprielian (0-2) getting the nod for the Oakland Athletics.

The Red Sox defeated the Reds by a 7-1 score in their last game Friday. Alex Verdugo went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI to lead them offensively while Garrett Whitlock picked up the win after throwing six innings without giving up an earned run on five hits.

Friday, the Athletics lost to the Astros 5-4. Dany Jimenez was the losing pitcher after throwing 2/3 of an inning, giving up four earned runs on two hits while striking out one. Elvis Andrus led the Athletics’ offense, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.

Ahead of this Red Sox vs. Athletics showdown, here’s what you need to get ready for Friday’s MLB action.

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Red Sox (-135, bet $135 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Athletics (+115, bet $100 to win $115)
  • Over/under: 7

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Red Sox Stats and Trends

Red Sox Betting Records

  • The Red Sox have won 15, or 53.6%, of the 28 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Boston has won seven of its 17 games, or 41.2%, when favored by at least -135 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Red Sox, based on the moneyline, is 57.4%.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 51 chances.
  • In 51 games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 27-24-0 ATS.

Nathan Eovaldi (Red Sox Probable Starter)

  • The Red Sox will hand the ball to Eovaldi (2-2) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed nine innings while giving up two earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 3.77, a 6.556 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.116.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Eovaldi has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Athletics have scored 179 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They have 363 hits, 27th in baseball, with 34 home runs (28th in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 32-year-old ranks 38th in ERA (3.77), 26th in WHIP (1.116), and 15th in K/9 (9.3).

Red Sox Batting Stats

  • The Red Sox’s 49 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Red Sox rank third in the majors with a combined .417 team slugging percentage.
  • Boston ranks third in MLB with a .258 team batting average.
  • The Red Sox have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 242.
  • Boston has an on-base percentage of .316 this season, which ranks 11th in the league.
  • The Red Sox rank 14th in strikeouts per game (8.1) among MLB offenses.

Athletics Stats and Trends

Athletics Betting Records

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 42 games this season and have come away with the win 15 times (35.7%) in those contests.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious 10 times in 31 chances when named as an underdog of at least +115 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 46.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Oakland and their opponents have gone over in 22 of their 53 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In 53 games with a line this season, the Athletics have a mark of 25-28-0 against the spread.

James Kaprielian (Athletics Probable Starter)

  • Kaprielian makes the start for the Athletics, his seventh of the season. He is 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 21 strikeouts through 27 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the righty threw 4 1/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • Over six games this season, the 28-year-old has put up a 5.93 ERA and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .245 to his opponents.
  • So far this season, Kaprielian has not registered a quality start.
  • Kaprielian will look to collect his fifth matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.2 innings per appearance.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has a collective .258 batting average, and is second in the league with 454 total hits and fourth in MLB play with 242 runs scored. They have the third-ranked slugging percentage (.417) and are 16th in all of MLB with 49 home runs.

Athletics Batting Stats

  • The Athletics have hit 34 home runs this season, the third-lowest total in baseball.
  • This season, the Athletics have the second-lowest slugging percentage in the league (.327).
  • Oakland’s .211 batting average ranks last in the league.
  • The Athletics score the fourth-fewest runs in baseball (179 total, 3.4 per game).
  • Oakland ranks last in baseball with a .278 on-base percentage.
  • The Athletics’ 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 24th in the league.

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