Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees, first game of the series. It is very unlikely that the home team will reach the playoffs this season. But Athletics do win all games, and the other Wild Card teams lose games, then it could be a reality. The Yankees don’t have to worry.
Oakland Athletics: Winning everything at home.
The Athletics at home since June 15 have lost only eight games. 22 wins in the last 30 home games. In the last series at home, the Athletics won a divisional duel against the Astros 3-1. Other recent winning series were against Cardinals, Brewers, Mariners and White Sox.
At home the Athletics are scoring an average of 4.80 runs per game, 3.55 walks, 7.38 strike outs, 8.22 hits, 1.56 home runs, 14.19 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.97 runs per game, 3.23 walks, 8.02 strike outs, 8.19 hits, 0.98 home runs.
Homer Bailey, this season 20-16 with three teams. Toronto, Kansas City and now with Oakland. Since leaving the Reds, Bailey has not found a new home. 3-2 with the Athletics this season, 6.40 ERA and 27 strike outs.
New York Yankees: Desperate for the playoffs.
The Yankees were solid throughout the regular season. 83-43 overall. In the east division, the Yankees outperform all teams by more than 10 wins. The last series on the road was a draw against the Blue Jays 2-2. In the last 15 games on the road the Yankees are 6-7.
On the road the Yankees are scoring an average of 6.47 runs per game, 4.02 walks, 8.93 strike outs, 9.93 hits, 1.91 home runs, 15.02 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.60 runs per game, 3.23 walks, 8.58 strike outs, 9.53 hits, 1.82 home runs, 14.21 left on base.
Sunday German 16-2 in 20 games as starter this season. German is a key piece of the Yankees record. 3.96 Era, 116.0 pitched innings, 124 strike outs.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees 08/20/2019 is: take the UNDER 9.5 (TOTALS).
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