How to Bet Yankees at Athletics MLB Lines & Prediction.

How to Bet Yankees at Athletics MLB Lines & Prediction

Written by on September 3, 2018

Labor Day in the USA is always great for baseball and perhaps the marquee matchup on Monday is the Yankees at A’s in what could be a preview of the American League wild-card game. As things stand, that would be the matchup, albeit in New York. The A’s are slight MLB betting favorites here.

Yankees at Athletics MLB Lines & Prediction

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: New York Yankees 4.90 / Oakland Athletics 5.30
  • Hits: New York Yankees 8.40 / Oakland Athletics 8.80
  • Walks: New York Yankees 4.20 / Oakland Athletics 4.40
  • Strikeouts: New York Yankees 9.20 / Oakland Athletics 10.30

Why Bet on NY Yankees?

Starting here, the New York Yankees will play 16 of their final 25 games against teams above .500. A total of 13 of their 16 remaining road games are against teams with winning records. The Yankees are 2-1 vs. the Athletics in 2018. New York is 14-21 in the last 35 meetings overall and 19-27 in the last 46. NYY had gone 29-11 in the previous 40 matchups prior to that stretch. The Yanks enter off an 11-7 home loss to Detroit on Sunday as Lance Lynn was clobbered. Giancarlo Stanton got the day off, but he’ll surely be in there for this one at DH. New York was also without manager Aaron Boone on Sunday as he served a one-game suspension. The Yankees remain without fire-ball closer Aroldis Chapman. General manager Brian Cashman said that the expectation is that Aroldis Chapman (knee) will return this season, but that they can’t be sure. Cashman noted that no surgical concerns have been raised, but the timetable for his recovery from tendinitis in his left knee still looks murky. Over the weekend, the Yanks added outfield depth in trading for former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen from the Giants. McCutchen, who has never played in a World Series, is looking to make his first postseason appearance since 2015. With outfielders Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier continuing to miss time due to injuries, the Yankees had been eyeing outfield help for much of August, Cashman said. It’s big lefty CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.36) on the mound. Sabathia took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six as the Yankees were downed 4-1 by the White Sox. Sabathia delivered his third straight quality start and 10th of the season, but the Yankees’ bats couldn’t provide Sabathia with any support.

Why Bet on Oakland?

The Oakland A’s beat the Mariners 8-2 on Sunday to improve to 82-56. Stephen Piscotty homered twice and matched his career high with five RBI as the A’s widened their lead over the Mariners for the second AL wild-card spot. Oakland moved 5 1/2 games ahead of Seattle. The A’s on Monday will remember Piscotty’s late mother, Gretchen, who died in May, as well as Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and others affected by ALS in an ALS Awareness Day. The team is donating $150,000 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The A’s are 58-0 when leading after seven innings and are the only team in the majors that has not lost when leading after seven. They have a franchise-record 73-game winning streak when leading after seven and have not lost since Sept. 2, 2017, at Texas. The last team to go undefeated when leading after seven is the 2012 Orioles (74-0). Yankees at Athletics should be an easy win for the home team. The A’s have a 3.30 ERA (134 er in 365.1 IP) since the All-Star Break, which is the lowest mark in the American League and fifth lowest in the majors. They rank fifth in the AL in opponents batting average (.240), on-base percentage (.303), slugging percentage (.395) and OPS (.698) and sixth in ERA (3.80). It’s Trevor Cahill here. He is 5-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 17 starts. The wins are his most since 2013 when he won eight games for Arizona. His starts, innings pitched (95.0) and strikeouts (89) are his most since 2014 (17 gs, 110.2 IP, 105 so). Cahill needs four more strikeouts for 1,000. He is 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA and .157 opponents’ batting average in eight starts at home compared to 1-3 with a 7.02 ERA and .301 opponents average in nine starts on the road. Cahill is 0-4 with an 11.37 ERA in six career appearances, including five starts, against New York. The ERA is his highest against any team and the Yankees are the only American League team he has never defeated. He last faced the Yankees in relief while pitching for Kansas City last year at New York on Sept. 25 (0.2 IP, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 2 hr).

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Latest MLB Betting Trends for Yankees at Athletics

  • Over is 5-0 in Sabathia’s last 5 road starts vs. Athletics
  • Over is 4-1 in Sabathia’s last 5 starts vs. Athletics
  • Yankees are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings
  • Athletics are 1-4 in Cahill’s last 5 starts vs. Yankees
  • Yankees are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Oakland
  • NY is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 9 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Oakland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games

Yankees at Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

Take Oakland.