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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Yankees

New York YankeesOakland Athletics
July 19, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Odds

57-34TEAM RECORD47-44

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting New York Yankees on Thursday in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

For the Athletics, AJ Griffin gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Freddy Garcia, 2-2 on the year.

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as -105 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Athletics) and the No. 1 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.6 hits per game so far, less than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -164 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Hiroki Kuroda chucked 7 shutout innings at the Blue Jays in their last game, striking out 5 in a 6-0 win against Toronto in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

The Athletics were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +124 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Wednesday, with Travis Blackley throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Yankees at Athletics trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Oakland, Friday, July 20