Yankees vs Athletics MLB Picks and Predictions August 26
MLB Picks and Predictions Today for this New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics game on Thursday August 26, 2021
The latest Draftkings MLB Odds have the Yankees as -125 money line favorites and +125 on the run line. The oddsmakers currently have the over/under at 8.5 total runs at the -115 price.
The MLB betting public currently has 84% of their money behind the New York Yankees as the road favorite.
New York Yankees:
The New York Yankees come into this on game on an 11-game winning streak, which is actually their longest win streak in 36 years. Even if you hate the Yankees, you have to be impressed by that streak and the way they’ve been playing lately. Even with all the winning New York has been doing, they are still trying to catch up to the Tampa Bay Rays, who sit at 4 games ahead of them in the AL East. With just 35 total regular season games left, this series will have some type of playoff implications especially for the AL Wild Card race.
New York will look to their right handed pitcher, Jameson Taillon to get them that 12th win in a row. Taillon comes into this matchup with an impressive 8-4 record this season with a 3.94 era. In July, he made a few changes to his pitching technique, which seems so far to have really helped him because he has hasn’t given up more than three earned runs in his last 9 straight starts. Talloon has only faced the Oakland A’s for a total of 4 innings in his entire career and in that game, he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and stuck out 5 batters.
On the other side on the mound, the rookie right-hander James Kaprielian will get the start for Oakland. He’s coming off a big win against the Giants last week, where he only gave up one run and 3 hits. Kaprielian is 7-4 overall this season with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. The Athletics have been playing quite the opposite of the Yankees, now only winning two of their last 10 games played, so this is the perfect opportunity to get a win here and get back on track.
The A’s are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 games when playing at home against the Yankees and the total has gone under in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games against New York.
Free MLB Picks:
Our numbers have the Oakland Athletics breaking the New York Yankees 11-game winning streak this Thursday Night, so we’re going to go ahead and roll with the Oakland Athletics at the +105 price.
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