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Yankees face Oakland Athletics: MLB odds preview and stats

New York YankeesOakland Athletics
July 21, 9:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Odds

57-36TEAM RECORD49-44

Oakland will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.

It's a pitching duel between Jarrod Parker for the Athletics (6-4 on the year) and Philip Hughes for New York (9-7 so far).

View NY Yankees vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as +100 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 1-rated Yankees in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Oakland and its American League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 3 lineup of the Yankees at 4.9 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Friday, with Ivan Nova throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Yankees at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Oakland
NY Yankees are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Oakland, Sunday, July 22