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Athletics face Boston Red Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Oakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox
April 23, 6:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD13-6

Boston will look to improve on its 13-6 record when take on Oakland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

The Red Sox will turn to Alfredo Aceves and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Bartolo Colon (2-0) to the hill.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Red Sox in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -120 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Athletics odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 10 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Boston owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 9-6 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -136 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-6 to Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 0-10
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 11 games on the road
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 17 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 17 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Wednesday, April 24