MLB Series of the Week Expert Betting Picks – Oakland Vs. Boston

MLB Series of the Week - My Expert Picks Oakland Vs. Boston

MLB Series of the Week Expert Betting Picks – Oakland Vs. Boston

If you’re enjoying the 2014 MLB season and you’re looking forward for an exciting series you can bet on this coming weekend, then look no further!

The AL-leading Oakland A’s will play host to the polarizing defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox in our four game MLB series of the Week betting breakdown and I believe that this series is offering you a lot of value if you know where to look.

Thu, Jun 19 10:05 PM EDT
Where: O.co Coliseum
TV: NESN, CSCA

Oakland southpaw starter Scott Kazmir (8-2) will take the mound, likely, opposite Boston’s Jake Peavy (1-4) looking to extend a four-game winning streak and I say it’s almost a certainty that he does just that. Kazmir has not allowed a single run over his last two starts spanning 13.0 innings while not allowing more than two earned runs in any of his last four starts overall. The 30-year-old lefty limited the Yankees to one run and three hits in six innings in his last start.

Jake Peavy looked very strong in his last start, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against Cleveland on Saturday. Still, Peavy has a 4.53 ERA this season and I believe Oakland’s MLB-leading offense will saddle the former NL Cy Young winner with his second straight hard-luck loss.
Pick: A’s 4 Red Sox 1

Fri, Jun 20 10:05 PM EDT
Where: O.co Coliseum
TV: NESN, CSCA

Right-hander Brandon Workman (1-0, 2.88 ERA) limited Cleveland to two runs while striking out seven in six innings and his performance came just one start after limiting Baltimore to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings in his previous outing.

Oakland will counter with right-hander Jesse Chavez (6-4, 2.93 ERA)  and he’s coming off a fine outing himself, having allowed just one run on five hits in six innings of a 10-5 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

I’m going to urge you to back Oakland in a close one as both Chavez and Workman toss near-gems.
Pick: A’s 2 Red Sox 1

Sat, Jun 21 4:05 PM EDT
Where: O.co Coliseum
TV: NESN, CSCA
25-year-old Drew Pomeranz (5-4, 2.91 ERA) will take the mound for Oakland looking to snap a three-loss streak, but I don’t think it’s going to happen if his last start is any indication. Pomeranz was smacked senseless in allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in just 3.2 innings against Texas on Monday.

Boston will probably be back to Jon Lester’s turn in the rotation by this point and if they are, I like the Red Sox to get the convincing win. Jon Lester improved to 7-7, by limiting Cleveland to two runs (one earned) in 7.2 innings of a 5-2 win on Thursday.
Pick: Red Sox 5 A’s 3

Sun, Jun 22 4:05 PM EDT
Where: O.co Coliseum
TV: NESN, CSCA

The Red Sox will hand the ball to 25-year-old Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.84 ERA) while Oakland counters with left-hander Tommy Milone (4-3, 3.47 ERA).

De La Rosa allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings of a 1-0 win over Minnesota on Monday while Milone limited the Angels to one run on six hits in 6.2 innings of a 7-1 Oakland victory.

For this series-ending matchup, I’m going to go with Oakland to improve on their modest 19-14 home record at the time of this writing. The A’s have the best team ERA in all of baseball and lead the majors in team batting average as well.

Pick: Oakland 6 Boston 3