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April 30, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD10-11

The Boston Red Sox host Oakland on Monday, looking to build on their 10-11 mark against the 11-12 Athletics in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will turn to Clay Buchholz and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Tom Milone (3-1) to the hill.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Red Sox as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 14-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.5 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.8 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (6.9 hits on average).

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. 2-rated defense.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Orioles on April 29. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Tommy Hunter at Camden Yards.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-1 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Josh Beckett's start, as they lost 4-1 against Chicago on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 13 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Tuesday, May 1

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