MLB Baseball: Red Sox vs Athletics Odds – 10:05pm EST

February 21, 2011
Oakland Athletics
by dsleeter_2000

The Boston Red Sox will look to win their second straight game on the road tonight at 10:05pm EST as they face the Oakland Athletics from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. MLB predictions have the Athletics -117 favorites in baseball odds vs the Red Sox +107 while online sportsbooks have the over/under betting total is listed at 8 OVER (-120). The Athletics will try to get a win at home tonight sending lefthander Dallas Braden who has gone 4-7 this year with a 3.83 ERA while the Red Sox will counter with righthander Tim Wakefield who carries a 5.59 ERA and 3-8 record this season. Boston has lost 3 of their last 5 games in MLB odds but could turn things around tonight with a strong performance from Braden.

The Red Sox pulled off the win last night in Oakland 2-1 with two runs coming in the fourth inning off a David Ortiz sacrifice fly to score Eric Patterson and an Adrian Beltre solo shot 424-ft to center. Boston won the game as +105 underdogs in MLB picks while the total stayed way UNDER the 8 listed at online sportsbooks. Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka only allowed one run over 6 and 2/3 worth of work in the win for the Red Sox while Ben Sheets was tagged with the loss giving up both runs over 6 and 2/3 innings.

Heading into MLB odds for tonight’s game, Boston has gone 53-40 on the season, 8-2 when playing on Tuesday, 3-7 after a win and 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland. The Athletics have gone 46-47 on the season, 6-4 when playing on Tuesday, 5-5 after a loss, 5-2 in their last 7 games when playing at home against the Red Sox and 5-1 in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland and OVER in 7 of the Athletics last 8 games when playing Boston.

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