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Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees
Sep 23, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds

85-66TEAM RECORD88-63

The New York Yankees host Oakland on Sunday, looking to build on their 88-63 mark against the 85-66 Athletics in MLB betting action at Yankee Stadium.

New York hands the ball to starter Hiroki Kuroda in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-10 mark on the year. Oakland counters with AJ Griffin, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

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 4.8 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

The Athletics were a 10-9 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 10-9 score against New York at Yankee Stadium.

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

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
NY Yankees are 17-4 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Monday, September 24
NY Yankees at Minnesota, Monday, September 24