The Oakland Athletics try to extend their six-game winning streak when they take on the New York Yankees. Friday night’s game takes place at the Yankees Stadium, where the home team gets the support of their native fans. This is the first of three games in this weekend’s series. James Kaprielian, who boasts a 3-1 record and a 2.51 ERA, will get the Athletics going.
Meanwhile, the Yankees harness the services of Jameson Tallion, currently at 1-4 with a 5.74 ERA. The first meeting between these two since 2019 and everyone’s excited for the action that unfolds.
That being said, we put together a preview of this Athletics vs. Yankees game, featuring the players to watch and key pointers, as well as timely betting information that covers betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Nail down the best picks with NitroBetting by your side. Be sure to check out for our Baseball betting odds and daily sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Athletics vs. Yankees Game Information
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- When: Friday, June 18, 2021, 7:05 PM ET
- Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
- TV: BSSO (Braves) / YES (Yankees)
- Radio: KNEW 960 (Athletics) / WFAN, WADO (Yankees)
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: New York Yankees -139
Why bet on the Oakland Athletics?
The Athletics are on top of their game and are on pace to win their seventh straight game. They will try to use this momentum to get ahead of the Yankees and dictate the pace of the three-game series. In addition, a win gets them a boost in the AL West standings.
Currently averaging 4.54 runs per game, Oakland looks to be the dominant team of the two. They record a batting average of .236, which ranks 16th in the league. Their .320 on-base percentage is high up the list at seventh place, while their .414 slugging percentage is at a respectable ninth. All in all, they continue to produce numbers bound to challenge the Yankees to come Friday night.
Matt Olson is one of the players responsible for Oakland’s success now. He is the team’s frontrunner with a .297 batting average, with 18 home runs and 49 RBI. The 27-year-old, along with Kaprielian, are the two key names in the upcoming clash. Although the latter gave up two hits and no runs in six innings, they can pull off a win if they start the game on the right foot.
Why bet on the New York Yankees
The other end of the spectrum shows a Yankees team going for their second consecutive series win. After an impressive performance to bounce back from their series loss to Philadelphia, the team overcame the Blue Jays in their last series. They closed down on the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays, trimming the deficit to just seven games. They will try to build confidence as they seek a second consecutive series win, starting with the Athletics.
As of this writing, New York lists an average of 3.90 runs per game. They have the 20th best average batting at .233. Their .315 on-base percentage ranks 14th, while their .387 slugging percentage is 16th. Despite not falling behind in numbers, they have been consistent so far. Aaron Judge’s batting for the Yankees stays consistent for the most part, leading the team with a .282 batting average, including 15 home runs and 35 RBI.
Furthermore, the Yankees’ pitching is spot on. Opponents file a .224 batting average against the team and are ninth in the league. They have an eight place ERA at 3.56 while alongside a sixth-place 1.14 WHIP.
Athletics vs. Yankees MLB Betting Trends
- The Athletics are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Yankees.
- The totals have gone under 3 times in the Athletics’ last 5 games.
- The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 away games.
- The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 3 of the Yankees’ last 5 games.
- The Yankees won 2 of their last 4 games against the Athletics.
Athletics vs. Yankees Series Betting Prediction
Ultimately, the Athletics averaging 4.54 runs per game and a better road record at 4.93 runs will put Aaron Boone’s team to the test. They averaged five runs per game in their last three bouts against New York. With the Yankees dropping 3.73 runs per game at home, the Athletics’ average might fall behind.
The Yankees average 3.90 runs per game and 3.79 runs per game in front of their home crowd. They kept true to this in their last three games against the A’s at 3.67 runs per game. With Oakland surrendering north of 3.50 runs per game on the road, the Yankees might not be able to score enough runs to overcome the total.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.