New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees will head west to take on the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This AL matchup will get going at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to NBC Sports – California.

New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics Odds

New York (-135) is entering this one as the favorite over Oakland (+125) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs (-130 for the under and +110 for the over). You can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at Yankees -1.5 runs (+110) and Athletics +1.5 runs (-130).

The Yankees are 83-43 SU and have gone 74-52 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 20.3 units for moneyline bettors and 24.7 units ATS. New York is 3-5 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in all seven of them. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 71-53 SU and 67-57 ATS. They’ve gained 14.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.7 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Athletics games have a 57-63-4 over/under record in 2019. Yankees games have gone over 72 times, gone under 50 times and pushed on four occasions.

The right-handed Domingo German will get the nod for New York. German is 16-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 124 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 10.80 ERA over five innings).

The Athletics will put the ball in the right hand of Homer Bailey (10-8, 5.22 ERA, 1.40 WHIP), who has 108 punchouts and 47 walks. Bailey is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against New York this year.

As a unit, Oakland’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.06 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.01 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.

The Oakland offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .276/.328/.519 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Athletics’ offense has been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman. Semien is slashing .271/.357/.476 with 21 home runs, 58 RBIs and 90 runs scored, while Chapman’s line is .262/.346/.534 with 29 homers, 70 RBIs and 81 runs.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.78 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.76 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.15, along with a WHIP of 1.32.

The Yankees offense has slashed .272/.347/.488 on its way to 5.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

New York’s offense has been sparked by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is slashing .339/.386/.543 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Torres (.282/.347/.533) has produced 29 homers, 73 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

The Yankees have gained 16.1 units and are 50-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 51 of those games, as opposed to 35 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 3.8 units and are 48-45 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 42 of those games, compared to 49 that went under the total.

Yankees at Athletics MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • New York has tallied 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. Oakland has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • The Yankees have a total OPS of .835 this season and an OPS of .826 against right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS stands at .764 overall and .745 against righties.
  • Oakland has recorded 21.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.6 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 16 over their last 10.