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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

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May 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Red Sox in Boston at Fenway Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Brandon McCarthy for the Athletics on the hill facing Daniel Bard for the Red Sox. McCarthy brings a 1-3 mark to the game, while Bard is 1-2 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -184 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 14-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 14 in the American League at 7.2 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Red Sox on May 1. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 5-3 final on Tuesday in support of Jarrod Parker at Fenway Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 15 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Friday, May 4
Boston home to Baltimore, Friday, May 4

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