The Oakland Athletics are 6-1 in their last seven home games against the New York Yankees. The Athletics hope that this trend of success continues when they host the Yankees in a three-game series starting on Tuesday night.
Oakland is a +125 home underdog on the MLB odds in the series opener at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Homer Bailey will start for the Athletics against Domingo German and the Yankees as -145 road favorites.
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
When: Tuesday, August 20, 10:07 p.m. ET
Where: Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California
Betting Line / Total: New York -145 / 9.5 Runs
The Athletics picked up an impressive series win over the Houston Astros over the weekend, defeating them in the first three games of the series before losing the finale on Sunday. With those wins, Oakland improved to 21-12 since the all-star break and moved to within two games of the Tampa Bay Rays for the final American League wild card spot.
Oakland is 4-2 through Homer Bailey’s first six starts despite the former Royal compiling an ugly 6.40 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over that stretch.
All three of the wins against Houston came as a home underdog. Oakland is 15-4 in its last 19 games at home including a 4-1 record as a home underdog per the OddsShark MLB Database.
New York just keeps piling on the wins. Since a short three-game slump back in July, the Yankees are 17-5 over their last 22 games. The Yankees have surpassed the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in baseball at 83-43 and are on pace to win 107 games.
That win total would be the team’s highest since 1998, when the Yankees won 114 games and went on to win the World Series. New York is a perfect 8-0 in German’s last eight starts.
Yankees at Athletics Betting Total
Tuesday night’s total is set at 9.5 runs. The OVER is 7-1 in New York’s last eight games.
These two teams have split the last 20 games between them with 10 wins apiece; this should be another competitive series this week. It continues with a J.A. Happ vs. Mike Fiers matchup on Wednesday and wraps up with Masahiro Tanaka vs. Tanner Roark on Thursday night. The Yankees are 11-1 in Tanaka’s last 12 trips to the mound.
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