The Boston Red Sox are in the playoffs but they are still trying to clinch the American League East. They open up a two game series at home against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The Red Sox have a two game lead over the Yankees in the division and have a favorable schedule. After this two game set, the Red Sox close out at home versus Minnesota. BetAnySports reports that early betting has the public taking the favored Red Sox at Home.
The Red Sox are still dealing with injuries as Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis are out. The good news for the Red Sox is that the A’s have packed it in for the season. Curt Schilling is 8-8 with a 3.97 ERA on the season and he gets the start on Tuesday for Boston. He is 0-3 in his last four starts but has pitched well with a 3.38 ERA. Schilling is 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 13 games against the Athletics, including 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two starts against them this year.
Oakland counters with Chad Gaudin who is 11-12 with a 4.52 ERA. He is 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA in 14 appearances against Boston in his career. Gaudin is 3-9 with a 6.81 ERA in 14 starts since the All-Star break. The Athletics have won four of their six meetings with the Red Sox this year.
BetAnySports Current Line: Red Sox -235 , Total 10 Flat
Here are the betting statistics heading into Tuesday night’s game. The Athletics are 4-11 in their last 15 road games. The Athletics are 5-17 in their last 22 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the American League East. The Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Athletics are 1-4 in Gaudin's last 5 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite. The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 17-6 in Schilling's last 23 starts vs. the American League West. The Red Sox are 37-14 in Schilling's last 51 starts as a home favorite. The Red Sox are 0-4 in Schilling's last 4 starts.
The Over is 6-0-1 in the Athletics last 7 vs. the American League East. The Over is 11-3 in the Athletics last 14 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Athletics last 7 road games. The Over is 6-1 in Gaudin's last 7 starts overall.
The Over is 5-1 in the Red Sox last 6 vs. the American League West. The Under is 5-1 in the Red Sox last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-2 in the Red Sox last 7 overall. The Over is 4-1 in Schilling's last 5 starts as a home favorite.
MLB Pick Under 10 2 units out of 5