Athletics vs. Yankees Prediction
The New York Yankees return home after winning the final four games of their West Coast trip. Can New York notch another victory as it opens a series versus the Oakland Athletics?
Friday, August 30, 2019
Yankee Stadium at 7:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are a -139 favorite to win on the moneyline. The A's are a +129 underdog, while the total is set at 11 runs. As of Friday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
A's hold off pesky Royals
Oakland recorded a 9-8 victory Thursday afternoon in its series finale at Kansas City to improve to 77-56 overall and 34-30 on the road. Seth Brown helped lead the Athletics offense as he finished 4-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Corban Joseph ended the contest 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Yusmeiro Petit picked up the win in relief as he struck out one over 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief. Liam Hendriks registered the save as he allowed one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and no walks over 1 2/3 innings. Brett Anderson draws the start tonight as he enters with a 10-9 record, 4.09 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 76 strikeouts over 150 innings pitched.
Yankees win fourth straight
New York rolled to a 7-3 victory Wednesday afternoon in a series finale at Seattle to improve to 88-47 overall and 39-27 on the road. D.J. LeMahieu paced the Yankees offense as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Gary Sanchez was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs. Aaron Judge ended the game 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Mike Ford went 1-for-3 with a solo homer plus a walk. James Paxton picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts and five walks over five innings. CC Sabathia gets the start tonight for New York as he comes in with a 5-8 record, 4.99 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 94 strikeouts over 97 1/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 6-1 in their last seven Friday games. Oakland is 7-1 in the last eight Anderson road starts.
The Yankees are 44-13 in their last 57 home games. New York is 31-11 in the last 42 Sabathia home starts.
New York had a day off for travel and getting back situated at home, while Oakland had a day game yesterday in which its bullpen was heavily involved. Anderson has done a pretty good job of keeping the ball in the yard this season with only 18 home runs allowed, but he's in a bandbox of a stadium against a power-packed offense. Sabathia has been in a rut, but he should get run support and his bullpen is in better shape than his opponent's.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES -139