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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

The Boston Red Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

Righthander John Lackey will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lackey is 6-6 this season with a 2.80 ERA.

Lackey's opponent in this one will be Jarrod Parker. The Athletics righthander has a 4.04 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Boston has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 57-37 SU
Oakland: 54-38 SU

Boston most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Oakland home to Boston, Saturday, July 13