Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 25 (8/25): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 25 (8/25): MLB

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Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -215
Yankees run line -1.5 (-125)
Athletics money line +175
Athletics run line +1.5 (+105)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees Oakland Athletics
Record 76-48 46-79
Road / home record 31-28 20-42
Last 10 record 4-6 5-5
Streak W3 W1
Over / under record 57-62-5 52-65-7
Runs / game 5.01 3.38
Runs allowed / game 3.49 4.55

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Yankees swept the Mets in a short series while the A's lost 2 of 3 games vs Marlins and were swept by the Yankees earlier this season at New York.

 

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 76-48 record and have won their last 3 games. The team is averaging 5.03 runs per game. They're batting for .241 AVG, 621 runs scored in 999 hits and 199 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league, behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .297 with 48 home runs and 105 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.49 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. All-Star Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.68 ERA, 133 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:

 Jameson Taillon (11-4, 4.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees in the 1st game of the series. Taillon took the loss Friday as the Yankees were downed 4-0 by the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five without walking a batter. He has a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 6.75 and 15 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Athletics in his career.

 

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 46-79 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.38 runs per game. They're batting for .215 AVG, 420 runs scored in 879 hits and 104 home runs, ranking #29 in offense, the second worst in the MLB behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sean Murphy is batting for .253 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 49 RBI and 17 home runs.

Defensively are allowing 4.55 runs per game, ranking #23 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 4.28 ERA, 89 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded with the A's.

Probable Pitcher:   James Kaprielian (3-7, 4.29 ERA)

Irvin will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Athletics. Kaprielian allowed two runs on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings, taking a no-decision in Saturday's extra-inning win over the Mariners. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 7.59 and 15 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games.

NY Yankees are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.

NY Yankees are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Oakland.

Oakland A's are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games at home.

Oakland A's are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against NY Yankees.

Prediction

Seems like the Yankees are back in track after beating the Mets twice at home and now they'll face one of the worst teams in the league so they must take advantage of it, also Stanton is back in the lineup. For this game they'll send Jameson Taillon to the mound who has allowed at least 3 runs in each of his last 4 starts and has a 6.75 ERA against the A's. James Kaprielian will start for the A's who has been good lately as the Athletics have won in 5 of his last 7 starts but has an awful 7.59 ERA vs Yankees in his career. I think the Yankees will sweep the A's and on this game the total has been set to low in my opinion, the Yankees are back so they can score the 8 runs by themselves. Take the Yankees and the over.

PICK: Parlay Yankees ML and Over 7.5 (+175)

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