Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 28 (8/28): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 28 (8/28): MLB

Credit: photo by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 4:07 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -230
Yankees run line -1.5 (-140)
Athletics money line +190
Athletics run line +1.5 (+120)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees Oakland Athletics
Record 78-49 47-81
Road / home record 33-29 21-43
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 58-63-5 53-66-7
Runs / game 5.01 3.38
Runs allowed / game 3.49 4.55

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics will play the 4th game of the series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday. The Athletics upset the Yankees beating them 3-2 in extra innings in the 3rd game of the series.

 

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 78-49 record and have won 5 of their last 6 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:

Clarke Schmidt (5-2, 2.18 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees in the 4th game of the series. Nestor Cortes was placed on the injured list Thursday due to a groin injury, opening a spot in the rotation. With Luis Severino (lat) also still out, the Yankees will need to shift to depth to fill their rotation in the short term. Schmidt was recalled to the majors Monday and threw three scoreless innings in relief to earn the win Tuesday against the Mets. 

 

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 47-81 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 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:   Zach Logue (3-8, 6.04 ERA)

Logue will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Athletics. Logue (3-8) took the loss Tuesday versus the Marlins. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven across 5.1 innings without walking a batter.

 

BETTING TRENDS

NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Oakland.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games.

Oakland are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.

Prediction

The Yankees struggled offensively in the 3rd game of the series scoring only 2 runs in the game but they might have better chances this time as they'll face Zach Logue who has been awful this season and the A's are 2-8 with him on the mound. Clarke Schmidt will take the mound for the Yankees who has only one start this season as he has been working from the bullpen but did a great job vs Rays pitching 3 scoreless innings. Expect the Yankees to bounce back and win this game by 2 or more runs.

PICK: Yankees -1.5 (-140)

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