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New York Yankees take on Athletics in baseball test

New York YankeesOakland Athletics
May 25, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Athletics get a visit from the New York Yankees in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Tyson Ross for the Athletics (2-4 on the year) and Ivan Nova for New York (4-2 so far).

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as +120 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 12 and the Yankees sitting at No. 5.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was an 8-3 winner at home against the Royals. Bettors on New York at -217 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York got the job done in their last match in an 8-3 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Andy Pettitte.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Angels on May 23. Bettors who backed the Angels at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Los Angeles on Wednesday; it was a 3-1 final at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Oakland, Saturday, May 26