MLB Matchups  >>  Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Preview 07/13/2013

 
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The Oakland Athletics will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at O.co Coliseum.

Lefthander Jon Lester will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lester is 8-5 this season with a 4.60 ERA.

It'll be AJ Griffin toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Griffin is 7-6 with a 3.94 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +101 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Boston has won 4 straight games.
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Boston: 58-37 SU
Oakland: 54-39 SU
BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

OAKLAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

NEXT UP:
Oakland home to Boston, Sunday, July 14