Last Updated: 2019-08-22
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics are playing host to the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This AL showdown will get going at 9:37 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to NBC Sports – California.
New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Odds
Each team is getting equal moneyline odds (-105) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs. The odds for playing the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. This game currently has a runline of Yankees -1.5 (+140) and Athletics +1.5 (-160).
The Yankees have gone 83-45 SU this year and are 74-53 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 18.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 23.7 units ATS. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 73-53 SU and 68-57 ATS. They’ve gained 16.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.7 units ATS.
Athletics games have had an over/under record of 57-64-4 in 2019. New York has been a solid over bet with a total record of 72-51-4.
Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the Bronx Bombers. The right-handed Tanaka is 9-6 with a 4.56 ERA and 116 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Athletics are sending righty Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.01 ERA) to the mound. Roark has 124 punchouts and 43 walks to his name as well as a 1.39 WHIP. Roark only made one start against the Yankees in 2018 (0-1, 4.50 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).
Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.01 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.
Oakland’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .246/.306/.444 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
The Athletics’ hitters have been led by Marcus Semien, who is hitting .273/.360/.486 with 22 home runs, 61 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.85 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.11, along with a WHIP of 1.32.
Yankees hitters have slashed .272/.347/.487 on their way to 5.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
DJ LeMahieu has led New York’s hitters and is slashing .334/.381/.534 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 87 runs scored.
The Athletics are looking for another win after a 6-4 victory in the prior game of the series.
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER
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The over has hit in five of New York’s last seven games.
The Yankees have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 18 over their last 10.
The Yankees have a team OPS of .834 this season and an OPS of .825 against right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS sits at .766 overall and .746 versus righties.
New York has recorded 25.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.4 over its last five.
The Athletics have won six of their last seven games SU.