New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics 8/28/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees
Date & Time: 8/28/2021, 8:07 PM UTC
Location: Oakland Coliseum
Latest Odds: NYY -114 Total 8.5
TV Channel: NBCSCA

In Saturday afternoon MLB action, the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics will continue their four-game series from RingCentral Coliseum. The Yankees (76-52) are riding a 13-game winning streak and trail Tampa Bay by four full games for the AL Central Division lead. Last night, All-Star SP Gerrit Cole (13-6) fanned nine batters across six shutout frames during an 8-2 road victory. OF Aaron Judge homered and drove in four runs to power the offense.

Twenty-six year old southpaw Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-1 2.56 ERA) will make his eighth start of the season for the Yankees. Last time out, Cortes Jr. allowed two runs in seven innings during a 10-2 home victory versus New York.

The Oakland Athletics are looking to snap a six-game losing skid and trail Boston by 3.5 games in the race for the AL Wild Card race. On Friday, Oakland SP Sean Manaea (8-9) gave up five runs in four plus innings and took the loss. OF Starling Marte had a pair of hits and scored a run in a losing effort for the Athletics, who dropped to 70-59 on the year.

The Athletics will turn to twenty-eight year old righty Frankie Montas (9-9 3.84 ERA) on Saturday. Through 143 innings, Montas has struck out 161 batters and owns a respectable 1.24 WHIP.

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Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 70-31 in their last 101 Saturday games.
  • Athletics are 75-35 in their last 110 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Under is 5-1-1 in Yankees last 7 Saturday games.
  • Over is 9-2 in Athletics last 11 Saturday games.
  • Yankees are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings in Oakland.
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New York SS Gleyber Torres (thumb) is working out and is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week. Through 128 games, New York ranks 14th in OPS and 20th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 16th in OPS and 15th in runs scored. Take the Athletics to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics 5-4.


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