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Yankees vs. Athletics Betting Pick / Preview (Apr. 21)

Wednesday Night Baseball Pick: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics

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The Cubbies have stumbled badly in the crowded National League Central early on, looking washed up, but Carlos Silva has been a rare bright spot so far. He’s allowed just one earned run in 13 innings, walking no batters.

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New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics – Tonight, 10:05 p.m. ET

Chicago: 5-9 SU
New York: 6-8 SU

MLB Odds:

Yankees -140, Athletics +120

Starting Pitchers

Phil Hughes (1-0, 3.60) vs Ben Sheets (1-0, 2.65)

Is it just me or are the Bronx Bombers somehow “quietly” off to a 10-3 start? Maybe everyone just expects that type of production early on. They’ll send Phil Hughes to the hill tonight and hope to provide the youngster with the same type of run support he enjoyed his last time out.

Hughes walked five batters and allowed two runs over five innings but rode six runs from his teammates to victory.

Reclamation project Ben Sheets gets the nod for Oakland tonight.

His once-excellent control has eluded him so far this season but he hasn’t picked up a loss and has battled out of jams to post a 2.65 ERA.

Against the patient, powerful Yankees, however, Sheets can’t afford to miss his spots tonight. Erratic Gio Gonzalez learned that the hard way last night.

Sheets has only faced the Yankees once in his career, tossing seven scoreless innings, but that start isn’t relevant right now.

We have to treat this Sheets as a new pitcher given his uncharacteristic control problems.

I don’t think he’s ready to handle New York just yet.

Gambling Trends:

The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Yankees’s last 13 games on the road
NY Yankees are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oakland is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Oakland is 2-12 SU in their last 14 games when playing NY Yankees

Free Yankees vs. A’s MLB Pick: Yankees -140

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