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Yankees vs. Athletics Predictions, Odds, Preview

Aug. 29, 2021
Kevin Rogers
MLB Expert

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Predictions

Score Prediction - Athletics 5, Yankees 3

A pair of long streaks ended on Saturday as Oakland edged New York to snap the Yankees' 13-game hot stretch.

Paul Blackburn is winless in two starts since entering the Oakland rotation, but has not received great run support so far in spite of decent outings.

The Athletics are still in the hunt for a Wild Card spot as this is a big game before hitting the road on Tuesday to face Detroit.

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Game Odds

  • New York -140
  • Oakland +115
  • New York (-1.5) +115
  • Oakland (+1.5) -140
  • Over (9) -115
  • Under (9) -105

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

Jordan Montgomery takes the mound for the Yankees on Sunday night against the Athletics. (AP)

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Betting Analysis

  • Venue: RingCentral Coliseum
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:05 p.m. ET

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics - Current Form

The hottest team in baseball finally hit a bump in (and on) the road as the Yankees had their 13-game winning streak snapped in Saturday's 3-2 defeat to the Athletics.

Oakland rallied back from a 6-0 deficit to tie New York at 6-6 in Thursday's opener before Aaron Judge's go-ahead RBI single gave the Yankees the lead and the 7-6 victory.

New York routed Oakland on Friday night behind ace Gerrit Cole's six scoreless innings in an 8-2 blowout.

The A's broke through on Saturday by building a 3-0 lead and holding off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally to end a six-game slide.

The Yankees are still leading the American League Wild Card race by two games over the Red Sox heading into Sunday, while Oakland sits 3.5 games back of Boston for the final playoff spot.

Pitching Matchup

New York: Jordan Montgomery (5-5, 3.69 ERA)

The Yankees are 4-0 in Montgomery's last four starts, while allowing one earned run in three of those outings.

Montgomery silenced the red-hot Braves in his previous trip to the mound by tossing five innings and allowing two hits and one earned run in a 5-1 road victory.

The southpaw picked up a no-decision in a 2-1 win over the Athletics on June 20 in the Bronx by scattering three hits in 5.1 innings of work.

Oakland: Paul Blackburn (0-1, 4.09 ERA)

Blackburn has put up pretty much similar numbers in his two starts against the White Sox and Mariners, both Oakland losses.

The right-hander pitched into the sixth inning each time and gave up five hits in the two starts, while allowing three runs to Chicago and two runs to Seattle.

Both games finished 'under' the total, with the Athletics scoring a grand total of five runs in those defeats.

Trends to Watch

New York

  • 13-1 last 14 games
  • 7-1 last eight series finales
  • 14-2 last 16 games vs. RHP


  • 3-10 last 13 games
  • 3-5 last eight home series finales
  • Under 4-0 last four vs. LHP

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