MLB Matchups  >>  Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 05/03/2014

 
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The Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Fenway Park.

Lefthander Tom Milone will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Milone is 0-2 this season with a 4.56 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Jon Lester. The lefthander has a 3.10 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 146-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
Oakland lost its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Red Sox on May 2. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

TEAM RECORDS:
Oakland: 18-11 SU
Boston: 14-16 SU
OAKLAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston
Oakland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Boston's last 20 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games at home

NEXT UP:
Boston home to Oakland, Sunday, May 4