Athletics vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

New York Yankees (18-17) vs Oakland Athletics (8-27)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Clarke Schmidt (0-3) (5.83) vs Drew Rucinski (0-2) (7.71)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -238 / Oakland Athletics +180 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees will host the Oakland Athletics for game two of their three-game set this Tuesday in the Bronx from Yankee Stadium on YES. New York took control in the second half of game one to win by five, 7-2.

Athletics Betting Preview 

Oakland moved to 8-30 after losing to New York. The Athletics couldn’t get much going yesterday, and they’ll look to steal one on Tuesday. The Oakland offense is scoring 2.81 runs per game, while batting .232, with a .313 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 7.29 ERA, with a 1.74 WHIP. Brent Rooker has a hit in four of the last five games, and he leads the team in batting (.319), HR (10), and RBI (26). Esteury Ruiz has come alive with hits in ten straight games, and he’s up to 16 RBI.

Drew Rucinski (0-2, 7.71 ERA, 15 Ks) will take the hill for Oakland. The ninth-year righty has struggled through two starts, giving up eleven hits in a loss to Cincy, before allowing five runs in 3.2 last week versus Seattle. It’s very unlikely Rucinski’s fortunes switch at Yankee Stadium this Tuesday. 

Yankees Betting Preview

New York moved to 19-17 after defeating Oakland. The Yankees didn’t play with their food yesterday, and they’ll look to double down here.  The New York offense is scoring 3.92 runs per game, while batting .228, with a .298 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.54 ERA, with a 1.17 WHIP. Anthony Rizzo has been the glue so far this season in the Bronx, and after recording a hit in six straight games, he leads the Yanks in hits (37) batting average (.292). DJ Lemahieu is carrying a seven-game hit streak into this contest, and after homering yesterday, he now leads the team in RBU (16). Gleyber Torres has doubled in three of the last four games, and he’s scored a team-high 19 runs.

Clarke Schmidt (0-3, 5.83 ERA, 24 Ks) will get the ball for New York. The second-year pitcher was solid against Cleveland last week, striking out four in 4.1 scoreless innings, but he couldn’t earn his first victory. Schmidt fanned eight in his two starts to close April, and this will mark his easiest spot yet at home with Oakland. 

Oakland vs New York Trends 

Oakland is 15-20 against the spread this season, with a 21-13-2 O/U record. New York is 17-18 ATS this year, with a 11-23-1 over/under record. 

Corey’s Free Pick

New York is staying afloat without their two big bats due to the efforts of their lineup, and with Oakland sending another struggling arm out to the mound, the host should have little trouble doubling up in the Bronx this Tuesday. There’s an emphasis to win manageable contests like these one, and after ripping off a strong game one win, we can trust the Yanks at home again here. Back New York to win game two, and give the doable Over a look with neither pitcher presenting an imposing threat.

Corey’s Pick Yankees -1.5

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