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Yankees open three-game set in Oakland

The New York Yankees will be looking to improve on their recent MLB betting record against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night as the American League clubs open up a three-game series.

The Yankees have only managed to win three times in their last 10 games against the Athletics, and they dropped two of their three games against Oakland at Yankee Stadium back in May. The teams split their 10 meetings with five wins apiece last season.

New York puts its faith in starter CC Sabathia to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-4. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Bartolo Colon, who owns a 7-2 record on the season with a 3.14 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -121 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 6 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 1-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on New York at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 2-1 on Sunday at Safeco Field.

The Athletics were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in A.J. Griffin's start, as they lost 4-2 against Chicago on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Yankees at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Oakland, Wednesday, June 12