The Yankees travel out west to take on the Oakland Athletics in game one of their weekend series. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Oakland Athletics have not played bad baseball this season, but still find themselves in last place in a very competitive AL West. The A’s feature a light hitting team as seems to be the case every year. Their pitching staff has been pretty solid overall and their bullpen has been especially solid. Tyson Ross however has struggled losing four of his last 5 starts, but he gets the ball tonight vs. the potent Yankees offense.
The Yankees come into this series with a winning record, but they have not met the expectations that they have on a yearly basis. The Yankees pitching staff has been average at best this season and that includes Ivan Nova. Nova has lost 2 of his last 3 decisions and has posted a 5.69 ERA this season.
Oakland is 4-1 in their last five home games following an off day, 5-2 in their last last seven games against the A.L. East, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five starts. New York is 4-0 in their last four games following an off day, 3-7 in their last 10 road games, and 19-7 in Nova’s last 26 starts. New York is 10-1 in their last 11 games in Oakland.
With Nova struggling and the fact that we think the bats will break out for the Yankees this weekend, we like the over in this one so before wagering check sports odds.