The A’s and the Red Sox play for the first time this season as they begin a three game series Monday in Boston. Get MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The A’s (12-6 heading into Sunday) have lost two games in a row to the Tampa Bay Rays in their last series and are looking to shake off their recent struggles when they travel to Boston to play the Red Sox. Oakland started the season 9-2 and now have won just three out of their last seven games. All three of those wins came in a series sweep against the Houston Astros. The A’s also lost twice to the Detroit Tigers. Jed Lowrie has been hot for the A’s to begin the season, with 26 hits and is leading the team in batting average, with a .394 average. Lowrie also leads the team in RBI’s with 14. Coco Crisp is hitting .323 and has five home runs on the season.
The Red Sox (12-4) will be playing their fourth game in a row at home but it is also their fourth game in three days. Boston is playing a double header against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox enter the double header on a seven game win streak with sweeps over the Rays and the Indians before beating the Royals in their first game.
The A’s are 12-6 against the spread and the Red Sox are 9-7 ATS.
The Red Sox are hot and they have not lost when Felix Doubront takes the mound this season. Red Sox win at home at online sports books.