New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Free Preview

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The New York Yankees will head west to play the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will televise this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Oakland (-120) is the favorite against New York (+110) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds coming in at Yankees +1.5 runs (-190) and Athletics -1.5 runs (+165).

The Athletics are 82-56 straight up (SU) and 72-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 30.2 units for moneyline bettors and 5.5 units (ATS). Oakland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Yankees are 86-51 SU and have gone 68-68 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 2.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS. New York has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Athletics games have had an over/under record of 61-67-9 in 2018. New York has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 60-69-7.

Left-hander CC Sabathia is the probable starter for the visiting Yankees. Sabathia is 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.84 ERA and nine strikeouts over 6.1 innings).

The Athletics will be sending righty Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.60 ERA) to the mound. Cahill has 89 punchouts and 33 walks to his name, as well as a 1.17 WHIP. Cahill did not record a start against the Yankees in 2017.

New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.12 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.20, along with a K/9 of 11.37.

Yankees hitters have slashed .251/.332/.451 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

New York’s hitters have been paced by Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton, who have combined to drive in 160 runs. Andujar is slashing .301/.333/.530 with 23 home runs, 76 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Stanton has a .273 average with 33 homers, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.14 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

Oakland’s hitters have produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .247/.346/.422 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Athletics’ batters have been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Semien is hitting .261/.324/.386 with 11 home runs, 53 RBIs, 78 runs and 14 stolen bases, and Lowrie’s line is .274/.359/.470 with 21 homers, 85 RBIs and 62 runs.

The Yankees have lost 8.3 units and are 51-46 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 44 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 4.7 units and are 27-23 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, as opposed to 25 which went under the total.

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • Oakland has posted 22.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 17 over their last 10.