Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees are set to host the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. NBC Sports – California is in line to showcase this AL matchup. The first pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Odds

New York (-180) is favored over Oakland (+170) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoons game at 9.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds standing at Athletics +1.5 runs (-130) and Yankees +-1.5 runs (+110).

The Yankees are 26-12 SU and 21-16 ATS. They’ve gained 9.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.8 units against the spread (ATS). New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Athletics have gone 19-19 SU this year and are 16-21 ATS. In total, the teams gained 0.0 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the season, but have lost 8.1 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Yankees games have had an over/under record of 21-15-1 so far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 18-17-2.

Andrew Triggs will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Triggs is 3-1 with a 4.41 ERA and 36 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 1.50 ERA and three strikeouts across six innings).

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of righty Domingo German (0-1, 2.66 ERA), who has 27 punchouts and nine walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.13. German did not record a start against the Athletics in 2017.

New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.65, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 3.69 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 12.6 K/9.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.7 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .229/.342/.408 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees offense has been led by right fielder Aaron Judge and shortstop Didi Gregorius. Judge is hitting .309/.439/.590 with 10 home runs, 32 RBIs and 30 runs scored, while Gregorius is hitting .272 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 27 runs.

Judge seemed to enjoy hitting right-handed pitching at home last year, slashing .318/.424/.771 in 257 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .284/.422/.627).

In the visiting dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.43 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 7.70 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.00, along with a WHIP of 1.18 and a K-per-9 of 7.73.

Athletics hitters have slashed .250/.324/.424 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Oakland’s offensive production been led by Jed Lowrie and Mark Canha. Lowrie is slashing .344/.404/.596 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Canha is slashing .277/.341/.518 with five homers, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Athletics have lost 0.2 units and are 8-14 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 5.9 units and are 15-10 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 16 of those games, compared to eight which went under the total.

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • New York has posted 20.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.0 over its last five.