free pick New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics 4-21-10

April 21, 2010


The New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Yankees will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Philip Hughes in this game. Hughes has a 1-0 record and a 3.60 ERA this season.

Hughes’s opponent in this one will be Ben Sheets. The Athletics righthander has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run dinger to lead the Yankees past the Athletics 7-3 on Tuesday night.

New York cashed as -165 road favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total set by sportsbooks.

Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher drove in two runs apiece for the Yankees, as Javier Vazquez gave up three runs over 5 1-3 innings to pick up the win for New York.

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast for Oakland, while Gio Gonzalez was tagged for five runs over 4 1-3 innings to take the defeat for the Athletics.

Current streak:
New York has won 5 straight games.
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 10-3 SU
Oakland: 9-6 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Yankees’s last 13 games on the road
NY Yankees are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing Oakland
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oakland is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Oakland is 2-12 SU in their last 14 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
Oakland home to NY Yankees, Thursday, April 22

FREE PICK :  Yankees  -145

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