With our MLB best betting pick on Sunday we select from the American League contest between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics. First pitch from Oakland is set for 4PM Eastern Time and the MLB package has the live national television broadcast. The Major League Baseball best bet is playing on the New York Yankees -116 odds against the Oakland Athletics. The betting odds between the Yankees and Athletics were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds from this Major League Baseball game opened up with the road team New York Yankees favored by -125 odds with the take back on the home underdog Oakland Athletics at +115 odds. The run over under is set at 7 ½ runs. Money has shown early in this game on the side of the home team as the New York Yankees are now favored by -116 odds with the Athletics now returning +106 odds. The run over under has held firm at 7 ½ runs. Run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs with the New York Yankees will get back +145 odds on their wager. Those playing the Oakland Athletics with a +1 ½ runs head start on the run line will have to lay -155 odds.
The New York Yankees have simply owned the Oakland Athletics. The Bronx Bombers have won 17 of their past 21 meetings with Oakland. They have won all two games in this series and have allowed the anemic Athletics hitters just 5 runs total while New York has pushed across 15 runs. There is one thing that has remained steady in the 2012 season for the Yankees as they still love to feast on left handed pitching. This year the Yankees are pushing across over 5 ½ runs and hit .280 with an on base percentage of .358 against southpaws. Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for New York today. He has had difficulty adjusting to the hitters ballparks in the American League with his prowess for allowing fly balls. He draws a road assignment in the pitcher friendly Oakland stadium today which plays closely like his old home in Dodger Stadium where he put solid numbers in his time spent with the LA Dodgers. He is backed by a solid bullpen from the Yankees that have a road ERA of 2.60 on the year.
The Oakland Athletics offense once again is horrid as the club bats just .205 on their home field. The team has averaged two runs per game over their past seven contests. The Athletics are in the midst of a four game losing streak heading into Sunday’s game. Tom Milone is on the mound for Oakland on Sunday. He has put up some impressive home numbers but in those four starts he faced Kansas City, Chicago White Sox, Angels and the Tigers. When he faced elite hitting ball clubs this season he was shelled. He allowed four earned runs in seven innings at Texas, five earned runs in five innings at Tampa Bay and five earned runs with eight hits in 4 2/3rd innings at Boston. Yankees continue their dominance against the Athletics at the sportsbook.