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Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Oakland Athletics will look to improve on a 57-76 record when they take on the Boston Red Sox, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Andrew Triggs to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while David Price will be his counterpart for the Boston Red Sox. Andrew Triggs is 1-1 this season, and David Price is 13-8.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -170 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.0 win for the Red Sox on Friday. 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 57-76 record to the battle against the 74-59 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 18 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 1 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.99 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Oakland owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 3.94 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 18-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Smyly and the Rays 8-6 on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from M Fiers at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Boston's last 25 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 15 games
  • Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Saturday, September 3rd