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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox

The Oakland Athletics will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The Athletics will trot AJ Griffin out to the mound in this one. Righthander Griffin has a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA this season.

The Red Sox will counter Griffin with Felix Doubront. Lefthander Doubront has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +145 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 12-7 SU
Boston: 12-6 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 16 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Boston home to Oakland, Tuesday, April 23