Daniel Straily vs Andy Pettitte matchup featured in MLB action
Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds
Yankee Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the New York Yankees and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Daniel Straily, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Yankees trot Andy Pettitte to the mound in this one. He is 3-2 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Yankees as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Yankees in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 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 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).
Oakland brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 6-ranked defense.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -110 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to New York on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
NY Yankees are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home
NY Yankees are 18-6 SU in their last 24 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Cleveland, Monday, May 6
NY Yankees at Colorado, Tuesday, May 7