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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. New York

Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees
May 4, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds

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New York will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Yankee Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Philip Hughes for the Yankees (0-2 on the year) and Bartolo Colon for Oakland (3-0 so far).

View Oakland vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Yankees in this matchup found them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Yankees) and the No. 7 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Yankees on May 3. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. chucked shutout innings at the Yankees in their last game, striking out in a 2-0 win against New York in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

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 win are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
NY Yankees are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Sunday, May 5