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Oakland Athletics home to Red Sox in baseball betting action

Boston Red SoxOakland Athletics
April 20, 3:35 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds

5-11TEAM RECORD9-8

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

The Athletics will rely on Gio Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Clay Buchholz will be his counterpart for the Red Sox. Gio Gonzalez is 2-0 this season, and Clay Buchholz is 0-2.

View Boston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -117 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 11 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.1 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at -115 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 shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 5-0 to the Athletics on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Boston at LA Angels, Thursday, April 21
Oakland at Seattle, Thursday, April 21