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Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jarrod Parker take mound in Athletics vs Red Sox tilt

Boston Red SoxOakland Athletics
July 2, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds

42-37TEAM RECORD38-42

The visiting Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

For the Athletics, Jarrod Parker gets the ball, charged with keeping the Red Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Daisuke Matsuzaka, 0-2 on the year.

View Boston vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Athletics in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7.4 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Mariners on July 1. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mariners on Sunday as the Red Sox defeated them 2-1 at Safeco Field.

In their last action, Oakland was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Oakland at +185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland rolled to a 3-1 win against Texas on Sunday, as Travis Blackley and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston's last 24 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Oakland, Tuesday, July 3