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Boston Red Sox take on Athletics in baseball test

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July 4, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Aaron Cook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Griffin, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Boston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 11 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.4 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Boston was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as -154 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 3-2 on Tuesday behind a start from Bartolo Colon at O.co Coliseum.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to NY Yankees, Friday, July 6
Oakland home to Seattle, Friday, July 6

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