New York Yankees (24-22) at Oakland Athletics (17-31)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 28, 2015, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics +102 / New York Yankees -112 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Yankees have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Yankees have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 61 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost six of their last seven road games. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.47 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 8-10 with a 4.66 ERA and 141 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Athletics have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 54 hits and 15 RBI while Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt have combined for 63 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last six home games. Kendall Graveman takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 6.04 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Graveman’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 3-9 in Sabathias last 12 starts. The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The Yankees are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Oakland and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Two teams that could be playing far better baseball than what they are now. I'm going with the home team that's getting the plus money. I have no confidence in Sabathia.