Yankees vs. A's MLB Prediction
The Yankees and A’s will play the third game of a four-game series in Oakland on Saturday afternoon when Nestor Cortes Jr. opposes Frankie Montas in the pitching matchup. With the Yankees listed as slight road favorites and the total sitting at 8.5, what’s the top play?
965 New York Yankees (-120) at 966 Oakland A’s (+100); o/u 8.5
4:07 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 28, 2021
RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
New York Yankees DFS Notes
Nestor Cortes pitched seven innings of two-run ball for a victory over the Twins on Friday. Cortes has struck out seven in back-to-back starts. He has a 2.70 ERA in seven starts since joining the Yankees rotation, so he's a decent play in mixed leagues until he stumbles.
Oakland A’s DFS Notes
Frankie Montas struck out nine batters over seven shutout innings with two hits and two walks allowed in a no-decision as the A's lost 2-1 against the Giants on Sunday. Montas put together one of his best starts of the season on Sunday against the Giants, keeping them scoreless over seven innings. The closest the Giants would come to scoring on Montas came in the third inning. Tommy La Stella singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. A groundout moved La Stella to third with two outs before Montas got out of the inning with a fly out by Brandon Belt. The 28-year-old right-hander tossed 65-of-105 pitches for strikes and induced an incredible 21 whiffs to strike out nine batters. Montas will take a 3.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 161 strikeouts over 143 innings into his next start against the Yankees in Oakland on Saturday.
Yankees vs. A’s MLB Betting Prediction
The Yankees are now 6-1 in their last seven meetings with the A’s overall, are 6-0 in their last six road games and are 24-5 in their last 29 games as a favorite. On the other side, the A’s are 0-6 in their last six games overall, are 0-6 in their last six home games and are 1-7 in their last eight games as a home underdog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES -120