Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Yankees (18-17) are favorites (-191) on the moneyline when they square off against the Oakland Athletics (8-27) Monday at 7:05 PM ET, live on YES.

New York’s Nestor Cortes Jr. and Oakland’s JP Sears have been named the starters for this contest.

Yankees vs. Athletics Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -191
  • Athletics odds to win: +162
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Athletics?

Yankees and Athletics Betting Trends

The Yankees have won 61.5% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (16-10).

New York has not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -191 or shorter.

The Athletics have been underdogs in 34 games this season and won eight (23.5%) of those contests.

Oakland has entered 15 games this season as the underdog by +162 or more and is 4-11 in those contests.

The Yankees have played in 35 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-22-1).

The Athletics and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 35 opportunities.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees rank 24th in runs scored with 140, four per game.

New York ranks ninth-best in MLB action with 42 total home runs.

The Yankees have the 25th-ranked batting average in the league (.230).

New York strikes out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-fewest average in baseball.

The Yankees pitching staff is third in MLB with a collective 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York has the eighth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.61).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 137 (3.9 per game).

Oakland’s 37 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .229 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Oakland is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

The Athletics average just 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in the league.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.25 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cortes makes the start for the Yankees, his seventh of the season. He is 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched.

Gleyber Torres has been key for New York with four home runs, 12 RBI and a batting average of .242 this season.

Anthony Rizzo leads New York in home runs with six, runs batted in with 15 and a batting average of .283.

DJ LeMahieu has collected 31 base hits, an OBP of .347 and a slugging percentage of .441 this season.

Anthony Volpe has 25 hits and an OBP of .316 to go with a slugging percentage of .331 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Sears (0-2) to the mound for his seventh start this season.

Brent Rooker has accumulated a team-best batting average of .319, and paces the Athletics in home runs (10) and runs batted in (26).

Esteury Ruiz is batting .273 with eight doubles, a triple and four walks.

Ryan Noda has seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 21 walks while hitting .250.

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, a triple, six home runs and nine walks while batting .216.

Yankees and Athletics Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Aaron Judge: 10 Day IL (Hip), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Oswald Peraza: day-to-day (Ankle)

Athletics: Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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