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Philip Hughes faces Rich Harden in MLB odds action

Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees
Aug 25, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Odds

59-70TEAM RECORD77-50

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

Rich Harden gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 4-2 on the season. The Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with Philip Hughes, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

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 +-201 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 1 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Oakland won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Yankees on August 24. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +245 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Yankees on Wednesday as the Athletics defeated them 6-4 at Yankee Stadium.

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

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Athletics at Yankees trends to consider:
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games at home
NY Yankees are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Friday, August 26
NY Yankees at Baltimore, Friday, August 26