Athletics vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction 4/25/2024

The Oakland Athletics (9-16) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (17-8) on Thursday, April 25th. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on NSPCA. The Yankees are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics 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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New York picked up a 7-3 win over the Athletics in the most recent game of this series. The Yankees had a two-run lead after the first inning and put the game out of reach with a three-run 6th. As for the Athletics, they scored their only three runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Yankees were favored at -247 on the money line.

Clarke Schmidt got the win for the Yankees, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up three runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued two walks. Joe Boyle had a rough outing for the Athletics, taking the loss after going just three innings and giving up two earned runs.

Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo each homered for the Yankees, while Juan Soto went 1/3 with two RBIs. Anthony Volpe also had a two-hit game and scored a run for New York’s offense.

Oakland is on the road today vs. the Yankees, having lost two straight games and are 9-16 overall this season. In the AL West, they are in 4th place and trail the Rangers by four games. The Athletics have an overall series record of 3-4, and they have lost two straight series.

So far, the Athletics have been the underdog in 23 of their games, and they are 2-0 as the favorite. At home, they are 4-9 compared to 5-7 on the road. This season, they have really struggled in night games, going 2-10.

The Athletics have a run line record of 12-13 on the season, including a 7-5 mark on the road. They have a run line record of 12-11 as an underdog, but are 0-2 when favored. Their average run differential is -1.6 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in just one of their last five games.

Today’s over/under line of 8.5 runs is the highest of the season for the Athletics, who have played just two games with a higher line. Their combined run average for the season is 7.3 runs per game, and their over/under record is 12-12. In games with an over/under line of 8.5 runs, they are 3-4.

Alex Wood Gets The Start For The Athletics

Alex Wood has started the season with a no-decision in each of his first three starts. He has gone 5 innings in each of his first two starts, and in his last outing, he took the loss vs. the Guardians, giving up 4 earned runs. He has 4 strikeouts in each of his first two starts.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with five home runs apiece, but both players are looking to get their batting averages up, as Langeliers is hitting just .167, and Rooker is batting .191. Langeliers has just three hits in his last 24 at-bats, and Rooker has gone 3/17 over his last six games. JJ Bleday is batting .235 for the season and has one homer, while Zack Gelof is hitting just .196 but is 2nd on the team with three home runs.

As a team, the Athletics are 29th in the league in scoring at 2.8 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Collectively, they are striking out 10 times per game, which is the worst mark in the league.

New York comes into today’s game vs. the Athletics having won two straight games, which came after dropping the series opener vs. the Athletics. Currently, the Yankees lead the AL East by a half-game over the Orioles and have an overall record of 17-8. In the division, they are 5-4, and they have an 8-4 record at home and 9-4 on the road.

The Yankees have been good as the favorite this year, going 11-6, and they have been even better as the underdog, going 6-2. New York has also won six of their seven series this year. So far, they have been the best team in the AL East, and they have done a good job of taking advantage of their opportunities to win games.

The Yankees have been a solid run line bet on the road this season, going 8-5 against the run line away from home. They have a run line record of 12-13 overall, with an average run margin of +1.0 runs per game. They have been a better run line bet as the underdog, going 7-1 against the run line in those games.

The New York Yankees have had a high-scoring season so far, with a combined run average of 7.9 runs per game. Their over/under record is 9-15, and their games have averaged an over/under line of 9 runs. When the line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 6-6. In 28.0% of their games, the over/under line has been set higher than 8.5 runs, and in 24.0% of their games, it has been set lower. Their game today against the Oakland Athletics has an over/under line of 8.5 runs.

Nestor Cortes Gets The Start For The Yankees

Nestor Cortes has gotten off to a strong start to the season, and he will be making his third start of the year today for the Yankees. He has gone 8 innings in each of his first two starts, allowing just 2 hits and no earned runs in his last outing against the Rays. However, he did take the loss in his first start of the year, as he gave up 3 runs in 5 innings against the Diamondbacks.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Yankees are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They have been a pretty consistent offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game on the road and 4.2 runs per game at home. As a team, they are batting .236, which is 15th in the league, and have the 7th most home runs in the league.

Juan Soto has been the Yankees’ top hitter so far this season, batting .319 with six home runs and 22 RBIs. He also comes into the game on a three-game hitting streak. Soto has also been hot of late, going 11/37 in his last 10 games, with three homers and seven RBIs. Giancarlo Stanton is also near the top of the league in home runs, but he is batting just .234 for the season.


Athletics vs Yankees Prediction


Our prediction for this Yankees and Athletics matchup is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We actually have the Yankees winning this one by a score of 5-4, but with the payout for a Yankees win being -263, we like the over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Alex Wood finishing with six strikeouts compared to Nestor Cortes with eight. However, we have Cortes finishing with a better ERA and picking up the win. As for the lineups, we have the Yankees finishing with more home runs than the Athletics.

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