posted on July 21, 2012 09:36
NY Yankees vs. Oakland Free picks
MLB Yankees vs. Athletics Picks for Saturday, July 21, 2012
This is the third game of a four-game series. Phillip Hughes takes the mound for the Yankees while the Athletics send Jarrod Parker to the mound. The opening pitch starts at 10:05pmET from Oakland.
Current Odds: The oddsmakers have installed the Yankees as a -120 favorite over the Athletics. The total is 7.5 in most books.
Line Moves: The Yankees opened as a -120 favorite and remained there at most books. The total started at 7.5 and remained there at most books.
ATS MLB FREE PICK, TRENDS & ANALYSIS: Under 7.5 NY Yankees/Oakland. Latest Trends, Yankees are 16-35-1 Under last 52 games vs. a right-handed starter, 1-6-3 Under in Hughes' last 10 starts as a road favorite. Oakland is 3-13 Under last 16 home games, 2-8 Under last 10 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower, 6-20 Under last 26 during game 3 of a series, 9-26 Under last 35 home games vs. a right-handed starter, 7-19 Under last 26 on grass, 16-37-1 Under last 54 games vs. a right-handed starter. Phillip Hughes has been pitching much better as of late. He’s recorded a 3.10 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in his last 3 games. He faces Jarrod Parker, who is 6-4 with a 3.16 ERA. Parker has to pitch a gem because Oakland averages just 3.84 runs per game and they hit .225 as a team. Hughes should continue his strong pitching, while Parker will use the big dimensions in Oakland to help him slow down the Yankees’ offense.
ATS SATURDAY MLB FREE PICK: Under 7.5 NY Yankees/Oakland