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Athletics visit Boston Red Sox in MLB clash

Oakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox
Aug 28, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

60-73TEAM RECORD82-51

The Boston Red Sox host Oakland on Sunday, looking to build on their 82-51 mark against the 60-73 Athletics in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will rely on Erik Bedard to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brandon McCarthy will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Erik Bedard is 4-9 this season, and Brandon McCarthy is 7-6.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Red Sox) and the No. 4 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 11 lineup of the Athletics at 4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -235 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alfredo Aceves shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 3 in a 4-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at Fenway Park.

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 13 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Monday, August 29
Boston home to NY Yankees, Tuesday, August 30