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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Yankees at Oakland

New York YankeesOakland Athletics
May 27, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting New York Yankees on Sunday.

Hiroki Kuroda, with a record of 3-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Athletics trot Tom Milone to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2012.

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Yankees listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 12 in the American League and the Yankees at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 3 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -158 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 9-2 final on Saturday in support of C.C. Sabathia at O.co Coliseum.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Yankees at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
NY Yankees are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at LA Angels, Monday, May 28
Oakland at Minnesota, Monday, May 28