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Boston Red Sox visit Oakland Athletics in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Boston on Friday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Chris Sale, with a record of 4-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox, while the Oakland Athletics trot Kendall Graveman to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 174 for the Oakland Athletics in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.4-2.9. 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

The Oakland Athletics bring a 18-23 record to the battle against the 21-19 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 24 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 7.83 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.02 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.

Oakland owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 3.95 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox endured a 8-3 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Thursday, with Hector Velazquez throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Saturday, May 20th