Athletics vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/27

Athletics vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/27

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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics – Preview and Prediction

The New York Yankees will face the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on June 27, 2023, at 6:40 PM. In this article we will analyze both teams offense, defense and recent performances to determinte a final prediction.

 

New York Yankees – Team Insight

Pitching Analysis

Jhony Brito will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees. He has a record of 4-3 with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in 46.0 innings this season. His stats are not stellar but are decent enough to control the Athletics' struggling batting lineup.

Hitting Analysis

The Yankees have a .228 batting average, which is below the league average. Aaron Judge has been their standout player with 19 home runs and a .291 batting average. However, Judge is currently on the 10-day IL, which further weakens the Yankees' offense.

Injuries

Apart from Aaron Judge, Oswald Peraza is day-to-day, while Nestor Cortes, Ryan Weber, and Carlos Rodon are on the injured list. These injuries could hamper the Yankees' depth and offensive production.

 

Oakland Athletics – Team Insight

Pitching Analysis

Paul Blackburn will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics. Blackburn has a 4.21 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 25.2 innings. Similar to Brito, Blackburn’s numbers aren’t great, but they are serviceable against a struggling Yankees lineup.

Hitting Analysis

The Athletics' offense has been even less productive than the Yankees', with a .220 team batting average. Brent Rooker has been the only bright spot with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs. Overall, the Athletics have struggled to produce runs consistently.

Injuries

Ramon Laureano is on the 10-day IL and Freddy Tarnok is on the 60-day IL, limiting the Athletics' options.

 

Prediction

Both the Yankees and Athletics have been struggling offensively. The Yankees' batting lineup, already below the league average, will miss the presence of Aaron Judge. On the other side, the Athletics have not been able to generate significant offensive production throughout the season.

With Brito and Blackburn on the mound, neither pitcher is dominant, but both should be serviceable enough to keep this low-scoring affair. Additionally, the cool weather in Oakland is not conducive to high-scoring games, as the ball doesn’t carry as well in cooler temperatures.

Given the struggles on offense for both teams and the decent starting pitching, the best bet for this game would be under 8.5 runs. Both teams are likely to have trouble putting up big numbers, and this game could end up being a low-scoring affair decided by a few timely hits.

 

Pick: Under 8.5 runs

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