Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Prediction, Picks, Odds: Can Aaron Judge, Yankees Continue Hot Streak?
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Prediction, Picks, Odds: Can Yankees Continue Hot Streak?
It's been an interesting second half for the New York Yankees. The Yankees were once the best team in baseball but have now lost ground in that department after an inconsistent and ugly second half to the season.
However, the Yankees have now won three straight and get to take on a really bad Oakland team for the second time this season. New York gets four games against the American League's worst. Will the Yankees capitalize? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Thursday's game between the Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees.
Athletics vs. Yankees Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
- Date: August 25, 2022
- Game Time: 9:40 pm ET
- Where to Watch: YES, NBCSCA
Athletics vs. Yankees Injury Report
Out: OF Ramon Laureano (Oblique)
Out: OF Harrison Bader (Foot), OF Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles), OF Matt Carpenter (Foot)
Athletics vs. Yankees Line Movement
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Prediction
It'll be James Kaprielian on the mound for the Athletics tonight. Kaprielian is 3-7 with a 4.29 ERA this year, however, he's been worse analytically in the last month.
In the last 30 days, the righty has a 6.02 xFIP with just 18.6% of strikeouts and 9.3% of walks. He's also not getting a high amount of grounders and is struggling badly against right-handed hitting, giving up a .399 wOBA and ISO of .302 to his last 53 right-handed batters faced.
The Yankees don't have many consistent bats in the lineup. But there's one right-handed batter that should be able to carry the Yankees.
It's Aaron Judge. He's hitting a .355 ISO with a wOBA of .452 against righties in his last 100 plate appearances. He's got a great matchup against Kaprielian. New York doesn't have any other righty that's hitting for a high ISO or high wOBA, but with how bad Kaprielian has been, the Yankees could have success offensively beyond just Judge.
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Although it's not confirmed just yet, it looks like Jameson Taillon will get the start for the Yankees. He's been hot-and-cold this season but ultimately has a 4.21 xFIP in the last 30 days, which isn't entirely bad.
Taillon has struck out 24.4% of batters in the last 30 days as well and is getting nearly 50% of grounders while limiting line drives to 12.3%. Still, lefties are hitting an ISO of .245 while righties are hitting an ISO of .196 in the last 30 days. Taillon is giving up extra-base hits more than the league average right now.
However, only Seth Brown and Shea Langeliers are hitting inflated numbers against righties in the Oakland lineup. At the end of the day, when you look at both lineups, there are only three batters that have consistently hit their opposition with great numbers. Judge, Brown, and Langeliers could hit home runs and this game could still go under the total. I'll take the under. Don't forget, this game is being played in Oakland, which is a pitcher-friendly ballpark after all.
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees Pick
- Under 7.5 (-105) (Bet $105 to Win $100)
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.