Yankees vs. A's Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the A's are -120 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are +111 on the ML. The total is sitting at 7.5 runs with Phil Hughes and Daniel Straily on the hill for their respective teams.
LINE MOVEMENT: The A's opened as -128 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -120, while the Yankees' odds opened at +118 and have fallen to +111. New York enters play with a 37-27 overall record and is 18-14 on the road this year, while Oakland is 39-27 overall and 19-10 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% of the betting public currently favors New York. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Oakland. According to latest MLB trends, New York Yankees are 1-9 in Hughes' last 10 Wednesday starts and 2-6 in Hughes' last 8 starts during game 2 of a series. Oakland is 20-7 last 27 overall, 6-1 last 7 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 last 5 at home in series.
Oakland has been red-hot at home, winning nine straight games. They send out Dain Straily (3-2, 4.67 ERA), who has a mediocre record but has pitched really well as of late. Straily has surrendered five runs in his last 13 innings. The rookie pitched decently on May 5 in the Bronx, allowing three runs and just four hits in 5 1/3 innings as Oakland beat the Yankees, 5-4. Phil Hughes (3-4, 4.80 ERA) is coming off a strong performance against Seattle, giving up just one run (no earned) in a 6-1 win over the Mainers on June 6. But Hughes had allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings against Boston in the previous start. That's what you get from Hughes-some good and some bad. Expect the bad Hughes to show up against an Oakland team that is playing with great confidence at home.
MLB FREE PICK: OAKLAND A'S -120