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Oakland Athletics Face the Boston Red Sox Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Oakland Athletics


Boston Red Sox
Friday, May 02, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox battle on Friday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter Daniel Straily for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Clay Buchholz for the Boston Red Sox. Straily brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Buchholz is 1-2 to date on the season.

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Boston sat as -131 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.4-3.8 win for the Athletics on Friday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 13-16 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 18-10 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 sit at No. 21 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 1 on the same chart.

How Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball's No. 18-rated offensive output, at 8.21 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 9.25 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the list.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.31 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.38 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland was a 12-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as -108 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland routed Texas on Wednesday by a 12-1 score at Globe Life Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-5 loser at home against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston suffered a 6-5 loss against Tampa Bay on Thursday, as Felix Doubront wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Boston, Saturday, May 3rd