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Rick Porcello, Daniel Mengden Take Mound in Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Tilt

The Oakland Athletics get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Boston puts its faith in starter Rick Porcello to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 18-3. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Daniel Mengden, who owns a 1-5 record on the season with a 5.73 ERA.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.2-2.3 win for the Red Sox. 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 (57-77) will face the 75-59 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Boston injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.93 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.51 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.38 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.04 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.14 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Friday, running up a 16-2 score against the Athletics.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 16 games
  • Oakland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Sunday, September 4th