- The New York Yankees are -190 home favorites over the Oakland Athletics in an American League game slated for Tuesday, June 28
- New York has won the past four series from Oakland that were played at Yankee Stadium
- All of the Athletics vs Yankees odds, picks, predictions and best bets are analyzed in the story below
The New York Yankees (53-20, 31-9 home) are running away with the American League East, while the Oakland Athletics (25-49, 17-21 away) are getting run over by just about every team they face.
Oakland arrived at Yankee Stadium for a three-game series with the AL East-leading Yankees showing a 6-18 record over the past 24 games. Four of those six victories were earned at the expense of the equally-hapless Kansas City Royals.
To no one’s surprise, New York is set as the -190 home favorite in the second game of this set. The Athletics are 17-21 straight up as a road underdog this season.
First pitch at Yankee Stadium is set for 7:05pm ET on Tuesday, June 28. Clear skies are in the forecast, with 6 mph wind and a temperature of 81 degrees.
Athletics vs Yankees Odds
|Oakland Athletics||+160||+1.5 (-140)||O 7.5 (-115)|
|New York Yankees||-190||-1.5 (+120)||U 7.5 (-105)|
Odds as of June 28th at DraftKings Sportsbook. See available DraftKings Sportsbook promo codes.
At odds of -190, the Yankees are offering an implied probability of victory of 65.52% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on New York would deliver a payout of $15.30.
The public is split when it comes to backing a winner in this game. Moneyline wagering is showing 54% backing the Yankees. Meanwhile, a whopping 82% of runline bets are supporting the Athletics. Public bets are also going with the over to the tune of 88%.
The MLB betting trends show that in the AL Division odds, a favorite’s betting line of -240 is available on the Yankees to win the AL East. The MLB pennant odds show the Yankees at +200 to win the AL flag. New York is at +425 to win it all in the World Series odds.
Oakland vs New York Probable Pitchers
Sixth in AL Cy Young Award voting a year ago, the woes of the A’s are impacting the work of right-hander Frankie Montas. On paper, his numbers are actually better in a lot of intances than in 2021, when he went 13-9.
Montas led the AL in games started (32) last season and is leading again this season (15). His ERA (3.37-3.21) and WHIP (1.18-1.08) are lower than last season and his strikeouts/walks ratio (3.63-4.18) is higher. Yet he’s just 3-7.
Frankie Montas, 99mph Fastball on his 99th Pitch. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PsTdZnx5Hw
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 23, 2022
Montas is 1-6 in his last seven decisions. In his last start he went eight shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners, allowing two hits. He didn’t figure in the decision, a 2-1 Oakland loss.
Against the Yankees, Montas is 1-0 in two appearances, including one start, with a 0.00 ERA. His pitched one scoreless inning in relief at Yankee Stadium.
Montas vs Sears
In three MLB appearances, including one start, rookie left-hander JP Sears has yet to allow a single run. Over seven innings pitched he’s struck out seven and allowed five hits. Sears rates among the top 5% among MLB pitchers in max EV (101.4).
JP Sears will make a spot start tomorrow against the #Athletics, Aaron Boone said.
This will allow the rotation to get some rest. #Yankees
— Bronx Bombers News (@NewsBronx) June 27, 2022
Sears made two relief appearances in April and got his first big-league win in relief against Baltimore in a 5-2 road victory on April 16.
Recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Sears made his first MLB start May 25 at home against the Orioles. Working five innings, he allowed three hits and struck out five in a 2-0 victory. He’s being recalled again to make another spot start on Tuesday.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Yankees Batters||Batting Average vs Montas||Athletics Batters||Batting Average vs Sears|
|Matt Carpenter||.000||Nick Allen||.000|
|Josh Donaldson||.571||Elvis Andrus||.000|
|Joey Gallo||.182||Christian Bethancourt||.000|
|Marwin Gonzalez||.286||Jonah Bride||.000|
|Aaron Hicks||.000||Seth Brown||.000|
|Kyle Higashioka||.000||Tony Kemp||.000|
|Aaron Judge||.500||Ramon Laureano||.000|
|Isiah Kiner-Falefa||.273||Jed Lowrie||.000|
|DJ Lemahieu||.000||Sean Murphy||.000|
|Anthony Rizzo||.000||Sheldon Neuse||.000|
|Giancarlo Stanton||.000||Christian Pache||.000|
|Gleyber Torres||.000||Chad Pinder||.000|
|Jose Trevino||.667||Stephen Vogt||.000|
Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson absolutely crushes Montas. He’s 4-for-7 (.571) with three home runs and five RBI. Aaron Judge is 2-for-4 (.550). Jose Trevino is 2-for-3 (.667) with a homer and three RBI.
JOSH DONALDSON FOR THE LEAD pic.twitter.com/keMH3olU1S
— Pinstripe Junkies (@StripeJunkiess) June 28, 2022
No Oakland batter has ever faced Sears in an MLB game.
Athletics vs Yankees Prediction
Montas is certainly deserving of a better fate this season than his record is indicating. He’s been solid in his career when facing the Yankees and was sensational in his last start against the Mariners.
— Baseball Today (@dailymlbtweets) June 28, 2022
How many times can New York go to the well with Sears before he gets roughed up?
Pick: Oakland Athletics ML (+160)