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Boston Red Sox Starter Clay Buchholz Out to Silence Oakland Athletics Bats in MLB Contest

The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Oakland Athletics invade Fenway Park on Sunday.

The match puts starter Kendall Graveman for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Clay Buchholz for the Boston Red Sox. Graveman brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while Buchholz is 3-6 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Boston was a -151 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.5 win for the Athletics. A 3.2-2.5 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 26-31 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 23-35 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Oakland injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 25 ranked offense (3.75 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 8.33 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.81 hits on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.22 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.04 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 4-2 on Saturday behind a start from Joe Kelly at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Texas, Tuesday, June 9th
Boston at Baltimore, Tuesday, June 9th