Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction
The New York Yankees struggled to a home split with Detroit as they get set to travel to the West Coast and battle the Oakland Athletics. Will Oakland take advantage of New York's difficulties and record the win in tonight's series opener?
Monday, September 3, 2018
Oakland Coliseum at 4:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Athletics are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +107 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 92 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Yankees split with lowly Tigers
The Yankees lost 11-7 Sunday afternoon at home to Detroit as the two teams split the four-game series. Aaron Hicks was 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs to help lead the offense. Miguel Andujar finished 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI. Gary Sanchez was 1-for-4 with a walk plus an RBI. Gleyber Torres ended the contest 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Luke Voit went 2-for-5 with a solo homer. Lance Lynn suffered the loss as he was shelled for six earned runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one.
A's salvage split with M's
Oakland cruised to an 8-2 win at home Sunday afternoon to split the four-game series with Seattle. Marcus Semien finished 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. Matt Chapman and Matt Olson both went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Jed Lowrie was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Stephen Piscotty had a massive game as he ended the afternoon 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Chad Pinder finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Edwin Jackson picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 6-3 in the last nine Yankees games overall. New York is 11-5 in its last 16 games overall.
The Athletics are 23-8 in their last 31 home games. Oakland is 48-20 in its last 68 games overall.
With New York only able to split with the Tigers at home, traveling all the way to Oakland and playing a day game is less than ideal. Sabathia should be able to keep New York in the game, but ultimately I don't think the Yankees will have enough to overcome Cahill and a strong A's offense.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: OAKLAND ATHLETICS -117