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Bartolo Colon faces CC Sabathia in MLB odds action

New York YankeesOakland Athletics
May 26, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

CC Sabathia gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 5-2 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Bartolo Colon, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as +155 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Yankees were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyson Ross and the Athletics 6-3 on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
NY Yankees are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of NY Yankees' last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Oakland, Sunday, May 27

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