New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 29 (6/29): MLB

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 29 (6/29): MLB

Credit: photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:05 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -280
Yankees run line -1.5 (-130)
Athletics money line +150
Athletics run line +1.5 (+110)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees  Oakland Athletics
Record 55-20 25-51
Home / road record 33-9 17-23
Last 10 record 6-4 3-7
Streak W3 L2
Over / under record 33-39-3 33-37-6
Runs / game 5.01 3.15
Runs allowed / game 3.06 4.64

 

Preview

The Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees will play the third game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Yankees took the win again in the second of the series in a very close game. Sears held the A's to three hits over 5 2/3 innings. Jose Trevino backed him with an RBI single in the first and Marwin Gonzalez homered in the second to beat the A's 2-1 and take the lead 2-0 on the series.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 55-20 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 5 runs per game. They're batting for .240 AVG, 376 runs scored in 588 hits and 123 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .294 with 28 home runs and 57 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3 runs per game and rank #1 in the league. Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.51 ERA, 85 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:  Jameson Taillon (8-1, 3.19 ERA)

Taillon will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for New York. On Thursday against the Astros, Taillon pitched 5.2 innings and gave up six runs on ten hits and one hit batter while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision. He has a 7.56 ERA and 9 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Athletics in his career.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 25-51 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 3.15 runs per game. They're batting for .211 AVG, 240 runs scored in 515 hits and 51 home runs, ranking #29 in offense in the league, the second worst just above the Detroit Tigers. Tony Kemp is batting for .227 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 36 RBI and 10 home runs.

Defensively are allowing 4.6 runs per game, ranking #22 in the league. Paul Blackburn allowed 3 runs on 5 hits  across 5 innings pitched in the 5-9 loss againt the Yankees. He leads the team with a 3.12 ERA, 62 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the A's.

Probable Pitcher: Cole Irvin (2-5, 3.29 ERA)

Irvin will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the A's. Irvin took the loss in a 5.1-inning defeat to the Royals on Friday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He hasn't pitched against the New Yor Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Oakland Athletics are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against New York Yankees.

Oakland Athletics are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against New York Yankees.

New York Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against the Athletics.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York Yankees' last 16 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.

Prediction

Only 2 runs were enough for the Yankees to beat the A's again in the second game of the series with a great performance from JP Sears who held the Athletics to zero runs across 5.2 innings. The Yankees will now send Jameson Taillon to the mound who was pounded in his last start vs Astros allowing 6 runs. He pitched 2 games against the A's last season and surrendered 7 runs in 8.1 innings. Cole Irvin will start for the A's and although he hasn't been that bad the team has lost 8 straight games when he has started. He hasn't faced the Yankees yet so I expect him to struggle against them. The Yankees are way too much for this struggling Oakland team so take the Yanks for the sweep at home. 

PICK: Yankees -1.5 (-130)

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