How To Bet On The Oakland vs New York MLB Spread

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 18, 2016 in

On Tuesday, April 19th the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees will begin a three game series in New York. The Athletics come into this game with a 6-7 record but are 3-0 on the road so far. The Yankees are 5-6 on the season and 3-3 at home. The pitching matchup features Eric Surkamp for the Athletics. Surkamp is 0-1 on the season with a 4.00 ERA and just three strikeouts. Going for New York is right hander Michael Pineda. He comes into this game with a 1-1 record and a 6.55 ERA. The Yankees are favorites at in this game with Pineda on the mound and being at home. Find out the latest MLB betting run lines here.

How To Bet On The Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees MLB Spread

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Where: Yankee Stadium in New York
Radio: 95.7 FM
Stream Option: MLB TV
Starting Pitchers: Surkamp vs. Pineda



Why Bet the Athletics

Oakland is coming into this series riding a two game winning streak. After getting swept by the Angels, they lost game 1 of the series to the Royals but bounced back to win the last two games. They don’t feature a real “star packed” lineup but have a really balanced attach. Stephen Vogt leads the team in average currently with a  .282 average. #8 batter Marcu Semien leads with four homeruns while Josh Reddick has 9 RBI’s to lead the team. They are near the bottom of the league in most offensive stat categories but have a top 10 pitching staff. Oakland has proven they can compete on the road despite having one of their lower tier pitchers on the mound on Tuesday.

Why Bet the Yankees

The Yankees are going to be in a dogfight out in the AL East all season long. Currently, they are 5-6 on the season and sit in 2nd to last place. Over the last week they lost four straight, but did bounce back on Sunday to beat the Mariners in the series finale. Offensively, veteran Carlos Beltran leads the team in Home Runs (3) and batting average (.341) currently. They have been pleasantly surprised with the addition of SS Starlin Castro who is having a nice start to the season. They are going to need more out of long time all-star Alex Rodriguez as the season progresses. Pineda has some electric stuff so look for him to be on his game Tuesday vs. the Athletics.

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Expert Score & Pick Prediction

The Yankees clearly have the edge in this game. Pineda has a leg up on Surkamp to begin with. We have seen Pineda throw some great games in his career and he tends to have more success at home. This game is at home for the Yankees. Look for New York to jump out to the early lead behind Gardner and Castro and not look back. The bet for this game over at is the New York Yankees MoneyLine. Our expert score prediction is Yankees 6 and Athletics 3.