New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/3/14
Oakland Athletics (35-22) at New York Yankees (29-26)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Scott Kazmir (L) (6-2) (2.359) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (R) (4-3) (4.569)
The Line: New York Yankees +100 / Oakland Athletics -110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, YES
The New York Yankees and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium for game one of their series in the Bronx.
If the season were to end today the New York Yankees would be in the post season as one of the Wildcard teams in the American League but they are very much in the race for the AL East Title. The Yankees are 12-14 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and in second place in the American League East standings. As a team the Yankees are hitting .256 with Yangervis Solarte hitting .294, Brett Gardener hitting .284, Derek Jeter hitting .273, and Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .269. As a team the New York pitching staff has a 3.92 ERA with the starters at 3.87 and the bullpen at 3.99. For game one against the Athletics the Yankees start Hiroki Kuroda who has won his last two decisions. For the season Kuroda has allowed 75 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 49 over 65 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.57 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s have the second best record in baseball but have outscored their opponents by 119 runs, more than double the second best team in baseball in that category. The A’s are 18-10 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games. As a team the A’s are hitting .252 with Josh Donaldson hitting .284, Brandon Moss hitting .276, and Coco Crisp hitting .257. The Athletics pitching staff has an ERA of 2.93 with the starters at 3.00 and the bullpen at 2.78. For game one at Yankee Stadium Oakland starts Scott Kazmir who has won two of his last three decisions. For the season Kazmir has allowed 53 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 53 over 68.2 innings for a 6-2 record and a 2.36 ERA.
New York is 3-8 in game one of a series, 1-4 at home against a left-handed starter, and 13-6 in Kuroda’s last 19 home starts. Oakland is 5-1 following an off day, 0-4 in their last four road games, and 9-2 in Kazmir’s last 11 starts. Oakland is 7-18 in their last 25 meetings in New York.
I like the under in this one and I am going to give that as my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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