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Boston Red SoxOakland Athletics
April 19, 10:05 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD8-8

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland vs Boston battle on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the Athletics try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Brett Anderson gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, John Lackey brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

View Boston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Red Sox average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Boston was a 9-1 winner at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Boston at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox enjoyed a 9-1 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Monday, with Daisuke Matsuzaka throwing 7 innings of 1-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Tigers on April 17. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brad Penny and the Tigers 5-1 on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Boston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Oakland, Wednesday, April 20

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