Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Betting Matchup Report
Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland will look to improve on its 54-39 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.
AJ Griffin gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 7-6 mark. In the other dugout, Jon Lester brings a 8-5 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 6 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).
Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +101 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 4-2 final on Friday in support of John Lackey at O.co Coliseum.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 8-2
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
Boston at Oakland, Sunday, July 14