Can Athletics and Red Sox hit total? MLB Predictions 9/12/17

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Updated: September 12, 2017

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Can Athletics and Red Sox hit total? MLB Predictions 9/12/17

Are the Oakland Athletics and the host Boston Red Sox going to score a lot of runs Tuesday night? First pitch is at 7:10PM EST.

Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have set the Red Sox as a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Athletics are a +145 underdog and the over-under is 9.5.

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On the mound for Oakland will be Sean Manaea (10-9, 4.33 ERA), while Boston turns to Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5, 4.33). Manaea holds a 1.37 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 143 1/3 innings. He threw six shutout innings his last start, giving up five hits while striking out six and walking three in a 3-1 home win over the Angels. Manaea has a 4.46 road ERA in 13 starts. Rodriguez has a 1.29 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 116 1/3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in six innings in a 3-2 home win over the Blue Jays his last outing. Rodriguez has a 4.09 ERA at home in nine starts..

Oakland enters with a record of 63-80 and is 21-47 on the road, while Boston is 81-62 and 44-27 at home. The Athletics lead the season series 3-1 and the total has gone over three times.

The Athletics have won four in a row as it swept the Astros in a four-game home series over the weekend. Ryan Healy led the way as he was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs plus two walks. Mark Canha finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. Boog Powell hit a home run, scored two runs and drove in two. Kendall Graveman threw six innings of one-run ball for the win. The Red Sox had a four-game win streak snapped Sunday with a 4-1 home loss to the Rays. Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the way. Rick Porcello gave up two earned runs in five innings to take his 17th loss this season.

Bet on Athletics vs. Red Sox

Both starting pitchers are in pretty good form right now and the bullpens will be rested. The Red Sox are a streaky offense at home and there have been stretches where they’ve been underwhelming. This is a good spot for a low-scoring game, especially with how badly Oakland has played on the road this year.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATHLETICS/RED SOX UNDER 9.5



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