The Oakland Athletics will head to New York to take on the Yankees in this American League matchup. The first pitch for this game is scheduled for 7:05 eastern from Yankee Stadium.
The Athletics are struggling to say the least. They are currently dead last in the American League West as well as the American League as a whole.
The Yankees were able to bounce back yesterday after being no-hit on Saturday. Currently, the Yankees are in first place in the American League East by over ten games.
Athletics/Yankees Betting Trends
- The Yankees currently control a majority of the moneyline bets.
- These two teams split a four-game series last season.
- The Athletics have won back-to-back games.
- Oakland games have been under in six of their last ten games.
- The Yankees have lost two of their last three games.
- New York games have been over in five of their last ten games.
It is safe to assume Oakland did not want the season to be going this way. In a spot where they are going to have to make one of the greatest turnarounds if they even want to sniff the postseason, the Athletics are trying to figure out how to be better in the future.
As a team, they currently rank bottom 10 in almost all categories. They have struggled at almost every facet of the game.|
Good news, coming into one of their toughest matchups of the season, the Athletics seem to be playing better baseball. As a team, they are averaging 3.18 runs per game, but in their last two, they have blown that number out of the water, scoring 14 runs total in those two games.
The Athletics do not have anyone hitting over .240 that has had 180 or more at bats. Chad Pinder is the closest, with a line of .239, five home runs, and 16 RBIs.
Christian Pache is a player the Athletics were really hopeful for after sending Matt Olson to Atlanta. Unfortunately, it is not working out that way, and Pache has struggled mightily since making the move.
Paul Blackburn will get the start for the Athletics on the mound. He is by far their best chance to win with a 6-3 record, 2.97 ERA, and has allowed just five home runs in 14 starts.
New York Yankees
One could argue the Yankees are the best team in baseball. They have a pitching staff that is playing way above where people expected and a batting order that is scary from top to bottom.
On Saturday, the Astros were not scared of them and threw a combined no-hitter with 15 strikeouts. The Yankees did not dwell on it and came out and won the third game of the series.
The Yankees, who are currently second in the league in runs per game at 5.03, struggled in games one and two of that series. They combined to score just a single run and lost both.
When the Yankees are on track, the last three innings of last night’s game are a great example; they are tough to beat. This lineup is stacked and has pop from one to nine.
Leading the way for the Yankees is Aaron Judge. While there is a little bit of background noise on Judge talking about contract extensions, he has been fantastic, hitting .294, with 28 home runs and 56 RBIs.
D.J. Lemahieu is also having a solid season. He has recorded ten hits in their last games to go along with two home runs and five RBIs.
Jordan Montgomery will get the start for the Yankees. He has started 14 games and has a 3-1 record. His ERA is 2.97, and he has a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 13:58.
Athletics/Yankees Betting Prediction
While the Athletics would be the fun pick, the Yankees are the better team. While the Athletics are better against left handed starting pitching, the Yankees are even better against righties.
Yes, the Yankees struggled this past weekend, but the talent level is different between the Astros and the Athletics. When making your MLB picks, take the New York Yankees -1.5.
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