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MLB Betting Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees 4/25/2024

Oakland Athletics (9-14) vs. New York Yankees (15-8)

As the MLB season progresses, the matchup on April 25, 2024, between the struggling Oakland Athletics and the more consistent New York Yankees is drawing significant attention from baseball experts and fans alike. Scheduled at the iconic Yankee Stadium at 7:05 PM ET, this game offers a clear glimpse into the potential of both teams as they seek to define their seasons. For those keen on baseball expert picks, this game provides a challenging yet intriguing set of variables to consider.

Oakland Athletics have had several problematic aspects in the present season, as can be seen via their abysmal 9-14 record. They have been able to put up a batting average of just .207, and while they have hit as many home runs as the Yankees, 22 each, the Yankees lead the team in overall offensive output. A .277 on-base percentage, a .343 slugging percentage, along with limited hits with runs of 63 tell the story of their struggle. Their pitching has not been much better than their batting, going for an ERA of 4.18 and WHIP of 1.37, showing that their performance in stopping the games is far from favorable.

In contrast, the New York Yankees has had a favorable start to the season with a 15-8 record and the Yankees pitching and batting blend appear more robust. .239 batting average and an on-base percentage of .333, also a slugging percentage, have led the team to score 100 runs this year. Their pitching staff has been exceptional and has delivered numbers of a collective ERA of 2.99 and WHIP of 1.26, which by itself shows remarkable control and effectiveness in driving opposing hitters to an average of .227.


Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Game Info

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 7:05 PM ET
Where: Yankee Stadium
Stream: MLB.TV


Alex Wood (0-2, 7.89 ERA) vs. Nestor Cortes (1-1, 3.41 ERA)

Alex Wood‘s season was stressful, characterized by a 0-2 record; and a scary 7.89 ERA. The 2.03 WHIP over 21.2 innings that he has recorded shows signs of difficulty in preventing hits and walks among which hardly scab Yankees being such a well-disciplined group of batters. It is crucial for Coach Wood to play for the game’s ball soon. If the Oakland team intends to play with the New York, it shouldn’t be a good idea.

Contrastingly, Nestor Cortes of the Yankees shows an opposite side with a mere 1-1.0 record and a noteworthy 3.41 ERA. The 1.07 WHIP and 28 strikeouts, including only 5 walks, in 29 innings pitched by him show that he is able to preserve his control and his effectiveness on the field. The way Cortes performs in the opening may create the mood which will allow the Yankees’ pitches to stand a chance keeping the Athletics’ batters away and contributing to the win.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As the odds and point spreads remain undetermined closer to the game, insights into favorable bets might lean towards the Yankees, given their stronger start and statistical edges, particularly in pitching and on-base scenarios.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The last five games of the Athletics yield a disappointing record, 1-4, and the profit-loss ratio is 2-3. The silver line of this is that one would cover bigger spreads on road games. Regardless, the last 5 games have seen the total go OVER in 4 of them; so, bettors also should pay attention to the runs total line, noting their pitching woes.


New York Yankees Betting Trends

The Yankees’ record has been a little shaky lately (3-2 in their last 5 games). The Pirates have the same win-loss record as the Athletics but with a clear edge in team performance and better control from their pitchers, it is likely they will prevail in close matchups, especially when they are at home.


Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees 4/25/24 Betting Picks

Considering the overall dynamics and statistical edges, the Yankees seem positioned to take this game, particularly with Cortes on the mound against a struggling Wood. Bettors should consider this when looking at moneyline and spread bets, with potential value in exploring UNDER totals if the Yankees’ pitching suppresses the Athletics’ already tepid offense.

In terms of best live betting opportunities, watching for in-game adjustments, particularly how long Wood can hold off the Yankees and whether the Athletics’ bullpen can keep the game close, will be key. Potential prop bets might focus on strikeout totals for Cortes or inning-specific plays based on his previous ability to control games early.


Free Pick and Prediction: New York Yankees 5, Oakland Athletics 2

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