Brett Anderson, Jon Lester take mound in Red Sox vs Athletics tilt
Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and Oakland on Wednesday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Red Sox will turn to Jon Lester and his 3-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Brett Anderson (1-3) to the hill.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Red Sox as -158 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 5 and the Athletics sitting at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.
The Athletics were a 13-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland routed Boston on Tuesday by a 13-0 score at Fenway Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 7-2
After playing Oakland are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6
A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games on the road
Oakland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Oakland's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 20 games at home
Oakland home to Baltimore, Thursday, April 25
Boston home to Houston, Thursday, April 25