New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Matchup

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The Oakland Athletics are set to host the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The game gets underway 10:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will broadcast this AL matchup.

New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics Odds

New York (-130) is entering this one as the favorite against Oakland (+120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +115 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and -135 for the Athletics +1.5 runs.

The Yankees have gone 87-52 SU this year and are 68-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 12.3 units ATS. New York’s covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 83-57 SU and 74-65 ATS. They’ve gained 32.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.7 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Oakland games have had an over/under record of 63-67-9 in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent under bet with a total record of 62-69-7.

Luis Severino will get the start for New York. The right-handed Severino is 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 199 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against Oakland this year.

The Athletics are planning to start righty Mike Fiers (10-6, 3.38 ERA), who has 117 strikeouts and 29 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.18. Fiers is 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 5.56 ERA across two starts against New York this year.

Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.30 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

Oakland’s offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .248/.339/.466 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie have led the way for the Athletics’ hitters this year. Semien is slashing .259/.322/.384 with 11 home runs, 53 RBIs, 80 runs and 14 steals, while Lowrie is hitting .274 with 21 homers, 86 RBIs and 63 runs.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.13 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.25 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.17, along with a WHIP of 1.26.

The Yankees offense has slashed .251/.332/.450 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 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 Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton, who have combined to drive in 160 runs. Andujar is slashing .297/.331/.523 with 23 home runs, 76 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Stanton (.271/.344/.511) is up to 33 homers, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 9.3 units and are 51-47 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 45 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 26.5 units and are 46-42 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 42 of those games, compared to 42 which went under the total.

New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in just two of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • New York has averaged 17.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.