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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics 8/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Yankees will meet with the Oakland Athletics in MLB action in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 9:40 PM (EDT). The New York Yankees are baseball’s hottest team recently, finishing second in the AL East with a record of 74-52 this year. This year, the Yankees are regarded as an average offensive squad in the league, as their .726 OPS sits 15th in the MLB. Their tendency to put the ball in the bleachers was their calling card before, but this season, they are tied for 12th with the Seattle Mariners with 159 team home runs.

 

They will bring their ace pitcher Gerrit Cole (2-6, 2.92 ERA) to the mound, who is returning from a six-inning shutout win over the Minnesota Twins in which he allowed only five hits while striking out six batters. As a player of the Houston Astros in 2019, he battled the Athletics twice and went 1-0 in 13 innings, allowing three runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 15 strikeouts.

 

  • The NY Yankees are 11-0 in their last 11 matches.

  • The NY Yankees are 7-2 in their last 9 matches vs LHP

  • The total went under in 4-0-1 of Cole’s last 5 appearances on grass.

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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/27/2021

 

The Oakland Athletics are struggling lately, and their 70-57 record puts them in second place in the AL West. The Oakland Athletics are a middling offensive team this year, ranking 16th in MLB with a .721 OPS, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers. Oakland ranks fifth in the league with 73 stolen bases on 86 attempts, a testament to their pace (84.9% success rate).

 

Sean Manaea (8-8, 3.77 ERA), their ace southpaw, will start after being left out of the decision versus the San Francisco Giants last time out. He pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three batters. He had two hit-by-pitches, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts. He pitched against the Yankees earlier this year and faltered, surrendering two runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

 

  • The Oakland Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 matches

  • The Oakland Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 matches as a home underdog

  • The total went over in 5-0 of Manaea’s last 5 home appearances.

New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Yankees. TThe New York Yankees are as strong as they come, while the Oakland Athletics are suffering a lot recently. The Yankees dominated four of their previous five matches against the Athletics, so expect more of the same here. The New York Yankees will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

 

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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics 8/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, USA

 

Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

 

TV: YES

 

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -150

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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