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Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees
July 23, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Yankee Stadium on Saturday as host New York battles the Oakland Athletics in baseball odds action.

The Yankees will rely on AJ Burnett to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rich Harden will be his counterpart for the Athletics. AJ Burnett is 8-7 this season, and Rich Harden is 1-1.

View Oakland vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Yankees in this one will find them as -180 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 1 and the Athletics sitting at No. 5.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Oakland was a 17-7 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (24) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland was routed on Friday at Yankee Stadium, having a 17-7 loss put on them by the New York Yankees in baseball betting action.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 9-1
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games

Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Sunday, July 24

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