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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Boston

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May 1, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Fenway Park on Tuesday.

Felix Doubront will take the mound for Boston, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Jarrod Parker gets the ball for Oakland; he's 0-0 so far this season.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -170 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.8 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.9 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7 hits per game).

Boston owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 11-6 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -145 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Tom Milone's start, as they lost 11-6 against Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Wednesday, May 2

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