MLB Preview: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on May 30, 2011

Athletics MLB Baseball Betting A winning streak will be on the line for the Oakland Athletics on Monday when they battle the New York Yankees at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Righthander Bartolo Colon will take the mound for the Yankees to start this game. Colon is 2-2 this season with a 3.72 ERA.

It’ll be Trevor Cahill toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Cahill is 6-2 with a 2.02 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

New York was a 7-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as -166 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-4 winner at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Oakland at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 28-23 SU
Oakland: 27-27 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 10-0
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees’s last 8 games
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to NY Yankees, Tuesday, May 31

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