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John Lackey out to silence Athletics bats in MLB contest

Oakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox
June 5, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Brett Anderson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-5. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is John Lackey, who owns a 2-5 record on the season with a 8.01 ERA.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Boston owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Oakland was a 9-8 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors. The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Boston on Saturday; it was a 9-8 final at Fenway Park in MLB wagering action.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win 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 when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Baltimore, Monday, June 6
Boston at NY Yankees, Tuesday, June 7

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