Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees - 8/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:07 PM (Oakland Coliseum)
The Line: New York Yankees -111 / Oakland Athletics -111 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV: NSCA, YES, ESPN
The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Yankees have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have won 15 of their last 18 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 156 hits and 86 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela have combined for 237 hits and 139 RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 5.40 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Happ is 4-1 with a 3.47 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 137 hits and 58 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 226 hits and 128 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 11-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 13-3 in their last 16 Wednesday games, 35-17 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 15-6 in Happ's last 21 starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 72-35 in their last 107 home games and 5-0 in Fiers' last 5 starts. The Yankees are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 9-3 in Fiers' last 12 starts overall. The over is 23-7 in Yankees last 30 overall.
Happ has allowed 47 hits and 26 earned runs in his last 40.2 innings, and he has a 5.20 ERA and .235 allowed batting average on the road. Fiers has allowed 44 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 52.1 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA and .215 allowed batting average at home. The Oakland Athletics are red hot and have a pitching advantage in this game, as Happ has had issues all year, mainly keeping the ball inside the park, and he's going up against a HR happy A's club. With that said, both of these offenses should get what they want in this game. This is likely going to be high scoring. Give me the over.