MLB Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on July 19, 2010

Boston Red Sox Betting The Oakland Athletics will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Matsuzaka is 6-3 this season with a 4.56 ERA.

The Athletics will counter Matsuzaka with Ben Sheets. Righthander Sheets has a 4.63 ERA to go along with a 4-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 108-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Red Sox lost to Texas 4-2 as a -155 favorite on Sunday. The six runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).

Mike Cameron hit a solo home run for Boston and Jon Lester allowed four runs on nine hits in eight innings.

The Athletics defeated Kansas City 9-6 as a -105 favorite on Sunday. The 15 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (9.5).

Jack Cust homered and had three RBI for Oakland, while Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run in the win.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 52-40 SU
Oakland: 46-46 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Boston
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Oakland home to Boston, Tuesday, July 20

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