9* Thursday MLB OAK/NYY
Oakland vs. NY Yankees,
06/05/2014 13:05 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Total: -120/+8 Under
NY Yankees & Oakland under 8
The New York Yankees host the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon.
The Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound and he may just be the best pitcher in baseball at the moment. Tanaka boasts an outstanding 2.06 ERA but he hasn't been doing it with smoke and mirrors. His sabremetrics indicate that he's not due for a regression anytime soon with a 2.39 SIERA and an awesome 2.15 xFIP at home. The A's are one of the best hitting teams in baseball but they have yet to see Tanaka in his Major League career so we give a strong edge to the pitcher.
On the other side of things, Drew Pomeranz gets the nod for the A's. Pomeranz isn't the elite pitcher that his numbers would indicate, but he's still a good Major League pitcher. His SIERA of 3.80 indicates that he's above average and he should be able to take advantage of a Yankees lineup that is far less potent than in previous years. New York has struggled to produce runs for the duration of the last couple of weeks.
The under is 6-1-1 in the A's last 8 road games and is 20-7-2 in the A's last 29 games against A.L. East opponents. The under is 5-1 in the Yankees last 6 games against a left-handed starter.
Take the UNDER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray