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Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Betting Pick and Odds Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Boston Red Sox dueling the Oakland Athletics on Monday at O.co Coliseum.

Scott Kazmir gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Rick Porcello brings a 3-2 ledger to the game for the Boston Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -134 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 4.2-3.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland (12-21) will face the 14-17 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 28 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.64 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 line up of the Boston Red Sox at 4.35 runs per outing.

Oakland owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 4.64 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 6-3 final on Sunday in support of Clay Buchholz at Rogers Centre.

Oakland suffered a 4-3 loss against Seattle on Sunday, as Jesse Chavez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Tuesday, May 12th