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Baseball Matchup - New York Yankees Oakland Athletics Odds Preview

Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees
July 22, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds

43-55TEAM RECORD57-39

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York vs Oakland battle on Friday at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Yankees will turn to Philip Hughes and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Trevor Cahill (8-8) to the hill.

View Oakland vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Yankees) and the No. 5 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Tigers on July 20. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Brandon McCarthy throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

New York was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as -141 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in C.C. Sabathia's start, as they lost 2-1 against Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 10-0
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Oakland's last 25 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games

Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Saturday, July 23