First pitch is set for 9:40 PM ET at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The Red Sox are favored in this one, with a money line of -141 compared to the Athletics at +118. The over/under line is set at 8 runs, with the over paying out at -115 compared to the under at -106.

On the mound for the Red Sox is Tanner Houck, while the Athletics will counter with Joe Boyle. If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch the action on NESN.


The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +118

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 9:40 ET on Monday, April 1st.


  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Athletics to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Red Sox Records & Stats

The Red Sox are coming off of a 5-1 win over the Mariners. Boston was the road team and was the slight favorite at -106. The Red Sox had 10 hits compared to the Mariners’ four.

Garrett Whitlock got the start for Boston and went five innings, giving up one earned run. The Red Sox bullpen was excellent, not allowing a run over the final four innings. Offensively, Tyler O’Neill and Enmanuel Valdez each hit a home run.

Coming off a season in which he made 21 starts, Tanner Houck will be taking the mound for the Red Sox. Last season, he finished with a record of 6-10 and an ERA of 5.01. In terms of quality starts, he had five. On the year, he allowed 14 home runs and had a WHIP of 1.37. When it came to strikeouts per nine innings, he averaged 8.41, while his walks per nine innings average was 3.48. Overall, he averaged two walks per game.

When it comes to the Red Sox, we have Triston Casas as our top power hitter. He has the best odds to hit a home run on the team and his home run projection is 13th best in the league today. Rafael Devers is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits for the Red Sox. His home run projection is 2nd on the team and 14th in the league today. Masataka Yoshida is 2nd in terms of total hits on the team.

Athletics Records & Stats

The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cleveland Guardians 4-3 in the series opener. The A’s were the underdogs heading into the game, but they jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Cleveland tied the game in the top of the eighth, but Oakland was able to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth.

Paul Blackburn got the start for Oakland and had a quality start, going seven innings and giving up just three hits and no earned runs. Carlos Carrasco got the start for Cleveland and went five innings, giving up three earned runs. Dany Jiménez got the win for Oakland, and Scott Barlow was charged with the loss for Cleveland.

Joe Boyle is coming off a season in which he made three starts and went 2-0. His ERA for the season was 1.69, and his WHIP was .81. Opponents had a batting average of .143 against Boyle, and his OBP allowed was .206. For the season, he gave up one home run and averaged 1.7 walks per game. His FIP for the season was 3.13, and his OPS allowed was .456. Overall, he averaged 3.0 strikeouts per walk.

For the Athletics, we like Zack Gelof to have a good game at the plate. He has the highest hits projection on the team and the 13th highest home run projection in the league today. Brent Rooker is our top choice to hit a home run for the Athletics, as he has the best home run projection on the team and the 12th best in the league today. Ryan Noda is another player to keep an eye on, as he has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and the 18th best home run projection in the league today.