Yankees Oakland Betting Preview
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling New York on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Oakland puts its faith in starter Jarrod Parker to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-8. Getting the ball for the Yankees is CC Sabathia, who owns a 13-6 record on the season with a 3.63 ERA.
The Yankees - Athletics odds would favor the Yankees if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 10 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Athletics at 4.3 runs per outing.
New York owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.
The Athletics were a 12-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers 12-4 on Thursday at Comerica Park.
Last time out for New York, they were a 10-7 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -225 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Aaron Laffey and the Blue Jays 10-7 on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
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 when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Oakland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at NY Yankees, Saturday, September 22