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Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The New York Yankees host the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium for the first of a three-game series on Monday, June 27, 2022.

The Athletics are currently in fifth place in the American League West standings with a 25-49 record. Away from Oakland Coliseum, Oakland owns a 17-20 mark. Oakland sits 21 games behind Houston Astros for the top spot in the division. The Yankees rank first in the American League East standings with a record of 53-20, which includes an impressive 31-9 mark at home.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Oakland Athletics enter this matchup in last place of the AL West standings, 21 games behind the Houston Astros for first place. The Athletics most recently went 2-1 SU in a series with the Kansas City Royals but have lost six of their last 10 games. The Athletics had their bats working against the Royals, scoring 15 runs throughout the series. The pitching struggled a bit in game two, allowing seven runs, but allowed just three runs in both games one and three. This is well above their season averages of 3.17 runs per game (29th) on offense and a team ERA of 4.41 (24th). Oakland will send the right hander Paul Blackburn to the mound Monday. Blackburn has been solid this season, going 16-3 with an ERA of 2.97.  

New York is currently first in the AL East standings, 11 games ahead of the second place Boston Red Sox. The Yankees went 2-2 SU against the Houston Astros prior to this matchup and have won six of their last 10 games. The Yankees struggled offensively in games two and three against the Astros with a combined one run scored but were productive in games one and four with a combined 13 runs scored. The bullpen allowed 15 runs throughout the series and held the Astros to under four runs in three of the games. This is right on par with their season averages of 5.02 runs per game (1st) and a team ERA of 2.94 (2nd). New York will start the left-hander Jordan Montgomery to the mound Monday. Montgomery is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.97 this season.  

I like the Yankees runline in this matchup. New York ranks as the top hitting team in the league while Oakland has one of the highest ERAs in the league. Expect the Yankees to get off to a fast start and put this one away early. Backing the Yankees runline here.  

Score Prediction: Yankees 5, A's 3
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5

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Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Matchup: AL West vs. AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – MLBN

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The Athletics lost 3-0 against the Mariners last Thursday, but then went 0-3 to the Royals in their next game on Sunday. The Athletics were the weakest on Wednesday, when they failed at completing even one single run game two of a three-contest series against the Mariners. Their worst performance in the last six games was allowing nine runs on Wednesday, in the second match of the series played against the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees won against the Rays last Wednesday with 2-1 and then split the series with the Astros last Sunday. Their worst game was on Saturday, when the New York Yankees failed to score a single run against the Houston Astros in the third contest of a four-game series. The Yankees were the weakest on Saturday, not managing any run in game two of a four-contest series against the Astros.

New York cruised past the Houston Astros on Thursday by plating seven runs in the first of a game of the series.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Oakland: Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97 ERA)

The Athletics’ right-hander Paul Blackburn owns a 6-3 record and 2.97 ERA in his 14th start of the season. Blackburn also posted a 1.18 WHIP, while striking out 55 and walking 19 batters in 75.2 innings this season. The Athletics were no match for the Seattle Mariners, losing 0-9 on June 22, 2022 behind Blackburn’s losing start with four innings of work. The 28-year-old yielded seven runs on 10 hits, while striking out four and issuing two walks. In his eight starts on the road this season, Blackburn is 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 12 walks and 31 strikeouts over 45 innings of work.

New York: Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.98 ERA)

New York’ left-hander Jordan Montgomery takes the mound for his 14th start of the season. Montgomery looks to improve on a 3-1 record and 2.98 ERA in 78.2 innings, while striking out 58, walking 13 batters, and posting a 1.02 WHIP. Montgomery received a no-decision in his most recent start against the Tampa Bay Rays, as New York’s left-hander surrendered four runs on nine hits, two walks, and two strikeouts during the Yankees’ 4-5 road loss on June 22, 2022. In seven home starts this season, Montgomery has compiled a 2-0 record in 41.1 innings, while striking out 32, walking three batters, and putting together a 2.61 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Series History

New York went 4-3 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings.

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