Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Oakland Athletics are ready to face the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. NBC Sports – California is in line to broadcast this AL matchup and the game is slated to get going at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees Odds

Oakland (+240) is hosting this one as the underdog to New York (-280) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Runline odds sit at +115 for betting the Athletics +1.5 runs and -135 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Athletics are 19-20 SU and have gone 17-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 1.8 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going, despite having lost 7.0 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 27-12 SU and 21-17 ATS. The teams gained 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.8 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the over has hit in four of those seven.

New York games have an over/under record of 22-15-1 thus far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 19-17-2.

The southpaw Brett Anderson will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. Anderson is 0-1 with an 8.68 ERA and four strikeouts. He has yet to face New York this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 0-1 record with an 8.44 ERA and four strikeouts.

The Yankees are handing the ball to righty Luis Severino (5-1, 2.21 ERA), who has 63 strikeouts and 12 walks to his credit, as well as a 0.87 WHIP. Severino only made one start against the Athletics in 2017 (0-0, 6.00 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings).

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.54 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 12.7 K/9.

The New York hitters have put up 5.8 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .241/.355/.424 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder Aaron Judge and shortstop Didi Gregorius have paced the Yankees offense so far. Judge is slashing .306/.436/.597 with 11 home runs, 34 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Gregorius has produced a line of .268/.353/.563 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 28 runs.

Judge seemed to have a little trouble hitting left-handed pitching last season, slashing .230/.439/.496 in 155 plate appearances (compared to his total season line of .284/.422/.627).

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.59 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 7.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.88, along with a K/9 of 7.64.

The Athletics offense has slashed .248/.324/.420 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 3.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Jed Lowrie and Mark Canha have led Oakland’s hitters. Lowrie is slashing .335/.392/.581 with nine home runs, 35 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Canha is hitting .284/.344/.511 with five homers, 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 1.6 units and are 9-14 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 14 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 3.5 units and are 6-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to seven that went under the total.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • New York has posted 21.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.0 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 14 over their last 10.