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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees

The New York Yankees will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium.

Righthander AJ Griffin will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Griffin is 2-2 this season with a 4.65 ERA.

Griffin's opponent in this one will be CC Sabathia. The Yankees lefthander has a 3.35 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +108 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 5-4 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on New York at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 16-13 SU
New York: 17-10 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Oakland is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Oakland, Saturday, May 4