Athletics vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction 4/23/2024

The Oakland Athletics (9-14) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (15-8) on Tuesday, April 23rd. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on NSPCA. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Yankees are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Yankees. First pitch is set for 7:05 ET.

Athletics vs Yankees

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this A’s vs Yankees series. Oakland went into the matchup as +210 underdogs and squeaked out a 2-0 win. The A’s scored both of their runs in the 9th inning, and the Yankees wasted a good outing from Carlos Rodon, who gave up just one run in seven innings of work.

JP Sears got the start for the A’s and picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued five walks. As for the Yankees, Victor Gonzalez took the loss out of the bullpen.

Zack Gelof was the difference for the A’s, as he homered, scored twice, and finished with two RBIs. New York’s lineup mustered just three hits in the game and struck out 11 times.

Oakland is 9-14 overall this season, and they are in 3rd place in the AL West, three games behind the Rangers. The Athletics are on the road today, and they are 5-5 on the road compared to 4-9 at home. So far, they have gone 2-1 in games against other teams in the AL West.

As the underdog, the Athletics are 7-14 this year, and they are 2-0 when favored. Oakland finally picked up a win in their most recent game vs. the Yankees, snapping a four-game losing streak. Overall, the Athletics have lost two straight series and are 3-4 in series this year.

The Athletics have been a tough team to figure out when it comes to the run line this season. They are just 11-12 overall, but they have been much better on the road, going 6-4. They have been a slight underdog in most games, and they are 11-10 against the run line in those contests. They have an average run margin of -1.5 runs per game this season, but that number jumps to +2.2 runs in their 11 wins and drops to -3.9 runs in their 12 losses.

When the Oakland Athletics play, the over/under line is set at an average of 8 runs per game. So far this season, their games have averaged 7.2 runs per game, and their over/under record is 11-11. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 4-3-1. In 34.8% of their games, the over/under line has been set higher than 8 runs, and in 30.4% of their games, the line has been set lower than 8 runs.

Paul Blackburn Gets The Start For The Athletics

Paul Blackburn is getting the start for the Oakland Athletics on the road against the New York Yankees. Blackburn has been solid in his first two starts, earning a win in each outing. He’s yet to allow an earned run, and in his last start, he went 5 2/3 innings and struck out 7.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Athletics offense is averaging just 2.8 runs per game, which is the 2nd worst mark in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging. As a team, they are averaging 9 strikeouts per game, which is the worst mark in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with four home runs apiece, but both are batting under .200 for the season. JJ Bleday is batting .235 and has the team’s 4th most RBIs (5). Over his last 10 games, Abraham Toro is batting .225 with one home run.

New York comes into today’s game vs. the Athletics with an overall record of 15-8, and they are in 2nd place in the AL East, a half-game behind the Orioles. The Yankees are 5-4 against other teams in the AL East. So far, the Yankees have gone 6-4 at home compared to 9-4 on the road.

The Yankees have won six of their seven series this season, with their only series loss coming against the Rays. So far, they have gone 9-6 as the favorite and 6-2 as the underdog. In their most recent game, the Yankees lost to the Athletics, but they did win the final game of their series vs. the Rays.

When betting the run line, the Yankees have been a better bet on the road (8-5) than at home (3-7). They have been a better bet as an underdog (7-1) than as a favorite (4-11). The Yankees’ average run differential in their wins is +2.7, while their average run differential in their losses is -2.6. Their overall run differential is +0.8 runs per game.

The New York Yankees have had a high percentage of games with over/under lines set at 8 runs or more this season, with 78.3% of their games having higher lines. Their over/under record for the season is 8-14, and their combined run average for games is 7.9. In their last game, the over/under line was set at 8.5 runs, but the game ended up going under with only 2 runs scored.

Marcus Stroman Gets The Start For The Yankees

Marcus Stroman and the Yankees are taking on the Athletics at home. Stroman has a win and two no-decisions to start the year, and his last time out, he went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 2 earned runs against the Blue Jays. He has 2 home runs allowed on the year.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Yankees offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. At home, they are averaging just 3.9 runs per game, but on the road, they have been a little better at 4.7 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .234, which is 15th in the league, and are also near the middle of the pack in terms of slugging percentage and OPS.

Juan Soto has been the Yankees’ top hitter this season, batting .322 with five homers and 20 RBIs. He is also on a good stretch of games, going 10/33 in his last nine games with three homers. Oswaldo Cabrera and Giancarlo Stanton are also near the top of the team’s home run leaderboard, with Cabrera batting .290 and Stanton at just .232. Aaron Judge has struggled this season, hitting just .174 and is 5/36 in his last nine games.


Athletics vs Yankees Prediction


Our prediction for the Yankees vs. Athletics matchup is that the Yankees will pick up a 6-5 win. However, we are actually recommending that you take the over, as we have the over/under line at 8 runs, and you can get the over at -113.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Marcus Stroman is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which has him as the 20th best option among today’s starters. As for Paul Blackburn, he is projected to finish with four strikeouts, which has him as the sixth worst option.

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