New York Yankees vs. Oakland A’s Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: May 28, 2015
New York Yankees vs. Oakland A’s Prediction and Betting Odds. The 25-22 New York Yankees are set to take on the 17-32 Oakland A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California tonight May 28, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 10:05 PM
Moneylines: Yankees -115 / A’s -105
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
New York: C.C. Sabathia (2-6, 5.47 ERA)
Oakland: Kendall Graveman (2-2, 6.04 ERA)
In their last games: The Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 and the A’s lost to the Detroit Tigers 3-2.
The Yankees go into Oakland for the first game in a 4 games series. The 2-6 C.C. Sabathia goes for the Yankees and the 2-2 Kendall Graveman goes for the A’s. the Yankees open at –115 as the road favorite with a line sitting at 8 runs. The Yankees had lost 6 straight, but in their last series they swept the Kansas City Royals. They are back in first place in the AL East 1.5 games up on the Tampa Bay Rays. New York scored 23 runs in their 3 game sweep of the Royals and this season they rank 4th in the Majors in runs scored. Their staff ranks 14th in team ERA. The A’s have lost 2 in a row and they have the fewest wins in the AL. If you look at the stats you would not think Oakland has the 2nd fewest wins in baseball, as they rank 10th in runs scored and 11th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 6 times.
The A’s are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Yankees.
The A’s are 9-1 in their last 10 home games against the Yankees.
This season the A’s are 6-16 at home and the Yankees are 13-12 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
New York Yankees: 25-22 SU / O/U 22-22 / Run Line W/L 25-22
Oakland A’s: 17-32 SU / O/U 29-17 / Run Line W/L 22-27
• NY is 4-10 in their last 14 overall.
• NY is 1-7 in their last 8 road games.
• NY has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
• OAK is 10-27 in their last 37 home games.
• OAK is 9-25 in their last 34 overall.
• OAK has an Under record of 7-1-1 in their last 9 games.
[P] 04/28/2015 – Masahiro Tanaka 15-day DL (4/28) ( Wrist )
[P] 05/14/2015 – Chris Martin 15-day DL (5/9) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/15/2015 – Chase Whitley 60-day DL (5/15) ( Elbow )
[2B] 05/07/2015 – Gregorio Petit 15-day DL (5/6) ( Hand )
[CF] 05/20/2015 – Jacoby Ellsbury 15-day DL (5/20) ( Knee )
[SS] 04/05/2015 – Brendan Ryan 15-day DL (4/1) ( Calf )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Ivan Nova 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Jarrod Parker 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Sean Nolin 15-day DL (4/4) ( Abdominal )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Taylor Thompson 60-day DL (2/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – A.J. Griffin 60-day DL (2/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/20/2015 – Drew Pomeranz 15-day DL (5/18) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 05/23/2015 – Coco Crisp 15-day DL (5/21) ( Neck )
[2B] 05/23/2015 – Tyler Ladendorf 60-day DL (5/22) ( Ankle )
[P] 05/27/2015 – Scott Kazmir left last game, “?” next start ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/24/2015 – Sonny Gray left last game, “?” next start ( Ankle )
[P] 05/04/2015 – Eric O’Flaherty 15-day DL (5/1) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 05/17/2015 – Ike Davis 15-day DL (5/14) ( Quad )
Free MLB Prediction
C.C. Sabathia is coming off his worst start of the season when he only lasted 2 innings and gave up 6 earned runs in a 15-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. The Yankees had won 2 straight with him on the mound before that game. Sabathia has been much better on the road this season with an ERA of 3.48 while at home he has an ERA of 11.77. He has lost his last 2 starts against the A’s. which came in 2013. Overall, the Yankees are 3-9 in Sabathia’s last 12 starts. Kendall Graveman is coming off a solid start where he only gave up 3 hits and no earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He was called up from the minors just before the Tampa Bay game and in his previous 4 starts he was 1-2 with an ERA of 8.27. Tonight will be Graveman’s first career start against the Yankees.
This one is a tough call, as the Yankees are hot and facing a struggling A’s team, but Sabathia was shelled in his last outing. I think he will struggle again and the A’s will win and take the first game of this series.