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Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Preview

Oakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox
Aug 27, 12:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

60-71TEAM RECORD80-51

Oakland pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will turn to Jon Lester and his 13-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Guillermo Moscoso (6-6) to the hill.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Red Sox as -265 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.8 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Athletics were a 15-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland routed Boston on Friday by a 15-5 score at Fenway Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Saturday, August 27

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