Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction
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?
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.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 11-0 in Severino's last 11 Wednesday starts. New York is 9-3 in Severino's last 12 road starts.
The Athletics are 24-9 in their last 33 home games. Oakland is 49-21 in its last 70 games overall.
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