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(17-22) New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics (19-22)
Date: Friday May 20 2016
Time: 9:35 PM ET
Venue: O.co Coliseum in Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: C.C. Sabathia vs Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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This American League matchup includes two teams that seem to be really struggling early this year.
The New York Yankees veteran play is not panning off for them, they need to make a move quick.
The Oakland Athletics are not where they thought they’d be right now. They need to pick things up as well.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees lineup seems to just be getting too old to play at a high level.
If this lineup played 6 years ago, they wouldn’t be able to be beaten. They are led by offseason acquired Starlin Castro. Castro is hitting .283 with 5 home runs and 16 runs batted in.
Carlos Beltran leads the train in power hitting. Beltran has hit 8 home runs and has knocked in 19 runs, both in which lead the team.
Beltran is also hitting .245 on the year. Mark Teixeira is coming off a huge season last year, but this year it hasn’t been pretty.
Teixeira is hitting only .203 with 2 dingers and 11 runs batted in.
The Yankees send out veteran C.C. Sabathia to take on the A’s. C.C. is currently 2-2 with a 3.81 E.R.A. and 21 strikeouts.
He was last in action in a big win against the Baltimore Orioles. Sabathia pitched 7 shut out innings and only giving up 6 hits with any damage being done.
He also walked 2 batters and stuck out 6 batters in the win.
The Oakland Athletics lineup is filled with abunch of faces that most people probably doesn’t know. They are led in hitting by Josh Reddick. Reddick, one of the most known Athletic, is hitting .315 with 4 home runs and 17 runs batted in.
Kris Davis is leading the team in home runs (12) and RBI’s (29) while hitting only .238 on the year.
Billy Burns has one of the highest averages on the team, he is hitting .262, but only has 3 RBI’s with 0 home runs.
The A’s put Sonny Gray on the hill at home on Friday. He is coming off a great season last year but has struggled this year. Gray is currently 3-4 with a 5.84 E.R.A and 38 strikeouts.
He was last in action in Tampa Bay in a no decision given. He threw 5.2 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits (including 3 home runs).
Gray walked 2 batter and struck out 4 in the no decision. He looks to get back to his 2015 self.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-1-2 in NYY last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-2-1 in NYY last 10 overall.
- Over is 7-2-1 in NYY last 10 on grass.
- OAK are 7-1 in their last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 18-7-1 in OAK last 26 overall.
- OAK are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass.
- NYY are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Oakland.
- Over is 6-2 in Sabathias last 8 starts vs. OAK.
Free New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This game has the potential to be very ugly.
The Yankees are not very good at all, and Gray is not pitching well at all. But, I think this is where Gray’s season turns. He was one of the AL’s best last season, so he does have the potential to be very good.
I see Gray shutting down this Yankees weak lineup at home and getting some much needed confidence.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics ML
C.C. has not pitched to his ability, I look for the A’s to get their dink and dunk offense to roll over him. I’m taking the A’s in this one, but I’ll be close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 3 Oakland 6
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