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MLB Betting Line Favors the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics


Boston Red Sox
Sunday, May 04, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Fenway Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Boston and the Oakland on Sunday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

John Lackey will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 4-2 record into the contest. Sonny Gray gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 4-1 so far this season.

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Boston Red Sox as -115 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.9-4.1 win for the Athletics on Sunday. 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 bring a 15-16 record to the battle against the 18-12 Athletics. 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. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.23 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.93 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -141 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with Tom Milone throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Seattle, Monday, May 5th
Boston home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 6th