Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs. Athletics Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(76-52) New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics (70-59)
Date: Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Nestor Cortes Jr (NYY) vs. Frankie Montas (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +110 | Athletics -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
A pair of teams in the thick of the AL playoff picture continue a series on the diamond in northern California. The New York Yankees are on the road for the second game of their four-game series with the Oakland A’s Friday night.
Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 9th inning, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third consecutive game and the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Thursday night for their 12th straight victory.
Stanton homered for the 4th straight game and New York extended their best winning streak in nearly 60 years to 13 games with a 8-2 win on Friday.
New York Yankees
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.
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:
- Yankees are 76-52 overall
- Yankees are 37-27 on the road
- Yankees are 13-0 SU in last 13 games
- Athletics are 70-59 overall
- Athletics are 35-21 at home
Free New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
These two teams are heading in opposite directions going into this series. The Yankees are white hot while the A’s have stumbled and entered Thursday just one game ahead of the third-place Mariners in the AL West race.
The Yankees are starting to hit and generate offensive production, which can only supplement the solid pitching they have gotten from their rotation.
Take New York to win again.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -1.5
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