Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics 9/5/18, Prediction & Odds

The New York Yankees used strong pitching and timely hitting last night to even up their series at the Oakland Athletics. Are the Yankees a smart bet again tonight or will Oakland win the series finale as the underdogs?

Game Snapshot

973 New York Yankees at 974 Oakland Athletics

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Oakland Coliseum at 10:05PM ET

TV: YES (NYY)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Yankees are a -156 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Athletics are a +146 underdog, while the over-under is set at 7.5 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 56 percent of public bets are siding with host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Voit, Hechavarria homer in win

Brett Gardner was 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in New York's 5-1 win at the A's Tuesday night. Andrew McCutchen walked twice in four plate appearances. Aaron Hicks finished 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Angel Hechavarria came off the bench to hit a home run in his only at-bat. Luke Voit was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, while Gleyber Torres finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Daniel Robertson earned the win in relief as he struck out three and walked one in a scoreless inning.

Piscotty provides only A's offense

Stephen Piscotty finished 1-for-2 with a solo home run for the only Oakland run in the loss to the Yankees. Matt Chapman had the other hit for the hosts as he went 1-for-4. Fernando Rodney suffered the loss in relief as he gave up two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and two walks over 1 1/3 innings.

Luis Severino (17-6, 3.32 ERA) draws the start for New York today, while Oakland will go with Mike Fiers (10-6, 3.38).

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Yankees are 11-0 in Severino's last 11 Wednesday starts. New York is 9-3 in Severino's last 12 road starts. 

Oakland

The Athletics are 24-9 in their last 33 home games. Oakland is 49-21 in its last 70 games overall.

Prediction:

Severino has pitched better as of late, but faces a tough task tonight. Fiers was hit hard in his last start and has been overachieving somewhat all season. I think both offenses show up tonight and send this total to the over.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: YANKEES/ATHLETICS OVER 7.5

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