Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs. Athletics Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(74-52) New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics (70-57)
Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs.James Kaprielian
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +100 | Athletics -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees +1.5 , Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
August is almost over and the New York Yankees have only lost 4 games this month. They have the best record in all of baseball for August with a 17-4 record. They’ve won 11 in a row and have ridden a stellar month into a playoff position and striking distance of the division lead. Throw in a sweep of the Boston Red Sox earlier this month and subsequent leapfrogging of them in the standings, and everything is coming up Yankees right now.
New York Yankees
The Yankees will send Jameson Taillon to the mount for this one. They’ve won the last 7 games he’s started. In the last 11 Taillon starts, the Yankees have won 10.
While the additions of Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo made headlines, many are crediting Taillon’s turnaround as a key catalyst in the Yankees resurgence in the second half this year.
The Yankees now sit in the 1st American League wild card spot. They are 2.5 up on the Red Sox, 4.5 up on Oakland, and 5.5 up on Seattle. Tampa Bay holds a 4 game lead in the division over them.
The Oakland Athletics are struggling and giving up leads late. Their stumbles are coming at the same time the Yankees have been rocketing up the American League wild card standings. After having spent most of the year in 1 of the 2 wild card spots, the As currently are 2 games back of Boston for the 2nd spot and 4.5 back of the Yankees for the 1st.
Losing Chris Bassitt recently is not going to help anything for the club either. He underwent facial surgery this week and the Athletics aren’t expecting him back this season.
The Athletics will send James Kaprielian to the mound for this one. They’ve been looking pretty good as of late with him on the hill. They’ve won their last 3 straight with him starting and 5 of the last 6. Of the 3 games the As have won in their last 11, Kaprielian started 2 of them.
Fortunately for the As, the rough stretch they’ve experienced this month has coincided with the division-leading Astros going 10-11. At 4.5 games back of the division lead, and 2 games back of the Red Sox for the final wild card spot, the Athletics don’t want to fall even farther down in the standings. Having to play the streaking Yankees this weekend could potentially cause that to happen, however.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- New York Yankees have won 11 of their last 11.
- Oakland Athletics have lost their last 4.
- New York Yankees have won 2 of 3 in Oakland this year.
- Oakland Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10.
- The New York Yankees have won 4 straight on the road.
- New York Yankees have won the last 7 games Jameson Taillon has started.
- New York Yankees have won 10 of the last 11 games Jameson Taillon has started.
- Oakland Athletics have won 5 of the last 6 games James Kaprielian has started.
Free New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
These are two teams on completely opposite trajectories. One team has been on an unstoppable run of 11 straight and the other has fallen out of a playoff spot on the heels of a 3-8 run in that same span. On top of that, the Yankees seem to enjoy having Taillon on the mound lately, so it seems like everything is lining up for a Yankees win.
If there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Oakland’s struggles, however, it might be the guy they are putting on the mound here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline
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