Oakland sends Jarrod Parker vs John Lackey in Athletics vs Red Sox game
Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Oakland and Boston on Friday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
For the Athletics, Jarrod Parker gets the ball, charged with keeping the Red Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face John Lackey, 6-6 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Athletics as -126 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at SportBet started to move the line.
The Athletics - Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 3 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.7 per game.
Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.
Boston was an 8-7 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as -130 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 8-7 in extra innings at Safeco Field.
The Athletics were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Francisco Liriano in a losing cause, 5-0, against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Oakland is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
Boston at Oakland, Saturday, July 13