Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Oakland Athletics (8-28), led by Esteury Ruiz on a 10-game hitting streak, will meet the New York Yankees (19-17) Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are -278 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 7:05 PM ET on YES.

Clarke Schmidt will get the ball for New York while Oakland will counter with Drew Rucinski.

Yankees vs. Athletics Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -278
  • Athletics odds to win: +226
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Athletics?

Yankees and Athletics Betting Trends

The Yankees have won 63% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (17-10).

New York has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -278 or shorter.

The Athletics have been underdogs in 35 games this season and won eight (22.9%) of those contests.

This season, Oakland has been at least a +226 underdog on the moneyline four times, losing each of those contests.

The Yankees have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 13 times this season for a 13-22-1 record against the over/under.

The Athletics’ games have gone over the total in 22 of their 36 chances.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees are the 23rd-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.1 runs per game (147 total).

New York averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 46 total home runs.

The Yankees’ .231 batting average ranks 26th in MLB.

New York’s batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-lowest average in the majors.

The 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Yankees pitching staff ranks third in the majors.

New York has a 3.56 team ERA that ranks eighth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 139 total runs (3.9 per game) this season.

Oakland has hit 37 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the majors.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .231 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 the 30th-ranked ERA (7.26) in the majors this season.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Schmidt (0-3) gets the starting nod for the Yankees in his eighth start of the season. He has a 5.83 ERA in 29 1/3 innings pitched, with 36 strikeouts.

Gleyber Torres is batting .250 with five home runs and 13 RBI for New York this season.

Anthony Rizzo is batting .292 this season with six home runs and 15 RBI.

DJ LeMahieu leads New York in runs batted in (16) this season. He has a .278 batting average and a .461 slugging percentage.

Anthony Volpe has collected 25 hits this season and has an OBP of .307. He’s slugging .320 on the year.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Rucinski to the mound for his third start of the season.

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

Ruiz is batting .277 with nine doubles, a triple and four walks.

Ryan Noda is batting .244 with seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 21 walks.

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, a triple, six home runs and nine walks while batting .208.

Yankees and Athletics Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Oswald Peraza: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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), Ramón Laureano: day-to-day (Head), Mason Miller: day-to-day (Elbow)

Yankees vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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