2017 MLB Betting Predictions for the New York at Oakland Match
Even the worst teams in baseball usually have a run of games where they play much better than anyone expects. More often than not, those good runs come against the better teams in the league, oftentimes because the superior squad takes a series for granted. These are all things that we have come to expect in the course of a 162-game season, and it’s the teams who are able to avoid dips against inferior opponents who go on to dominate during the course of a season. The New York Yankees have been one of the best, and certainly among the most exciting, teams in the MLB this season. They are scoring runs for fun, and are also get great defense and pitching, but they are about to start a 4-game series that may be challenging in the ways we just discussed. The Oakland A’s are having a pretty awful season, and should be easy fodder for the Yankees, but things don’t always play out that way. Find out more about the latest MLB betting odds here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The 2017 MLB New York Yankees At Oakland A’s Winning Predictions
When: Thursday, June 15 at 10:05 PM EST
Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland
Starting Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery Vs Sonny Gray
TV: YES, NBCSCA
Radio: WADO 1280, WFAN 600 / 101.9 FM, 95.7 FM The Game, KEJY 790 AM, KIQI 1010
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Yankees
The numbers that the Yankees (38-24) are posting tell the whole story of how good their season has been so far. They have a staggering +116 run differential, are top 3 in most of the major pitching stats, and have an unexpected ace in Aaron Judge, who leads the league with 22 HR’s. It really is hard to find anything negative about this team, but if we are going to be picky, then perhaps we could point at their road record. At 22-9, the Yankees have been brilliant at home, but their 16-15 record on the road is way below what they are doing in their own building. When you consider that they are 1 of only 7 teams in baseball with a winning road record, perhaps it’s not so bad. Jordan Montgomery (4-4, 3.55 ERA) will start for the Yankees.
Why bet on the Oakland A’s
If the Oakland A’s (27-37) were allowed to play all of their regular season games at home, they might not be a bad team. Oakland are 18-13 at home, which gives you an indication of just how poor they are on the road. They will certainly be happy to get back from their current road trip, where they are just 1-4, with one game still to come against the Marlins. This will be the second time this season that the A’s have faced the Yankees, and the last meeting saw them drop 2 of 3, albeit on the road at Yankee Stadium. The A’s have given up the most runs in the AL this season, so they could well be lambs to the slaughter in this series. Sonny Gray (2-2, 4.37 ERA) will be on the mound for Oakland.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I would not be surprised to see the Yankees go off on the A’s in this series, although this may be the best chance for Oakland to win, as Gray has been one of their better pitching options this season. Still like the Yankees to win this one.