Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Betting Matchup Report
Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.
Felix Doubront gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, AJ Griffin brings a 2-0 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Red Sox in this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Athletics at 5.3 runs per outing.
Boston owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 7-rated defense.
Last time out for Oakland, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 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 8-1 against Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +145 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Kansas City at Fenway Park.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 16 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Oakland
Oakland at Boston, Tuesday, April 23