Yankees vs. Athletics odds, line: 2021 MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball predictions for August 29 from model

Written by on August 29, 2021

The New York Yankees meet the Oakland Athletics in the fourth and final game of a key American League matchup on Sunday Night Baseball. The Yankees (76-53), second in the AL East, hold down the top Wild Card spot, two games better than the Boston Red Sox. The Athletics (71-59), second in the AL West, are 3.5 games behind Boston. New York won the first two games of the series before Oakland posted a 3-2 victory on Saturday, snapping the Yankees’ 13-game winning streak.

First pitch from RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., is set for 7:08 p.m. ET. The Yankees lead the all-time series 1,162-801, including a 533-445 edge in road games. The Yankees are a –140 favorite on the money line in the latest Yankees vs. Athletics odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is nine. Before making any Athletics vs. Yankees picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, is 166-137 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 21 weeks in the 2021 season, returning well over $400. It also had a banner 2019 season, the league’s last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line picks. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in its Yankees vs. Athletics picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see its MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds today and betting trends for Athletics vs. Yankees:

  • Yankees vs. Athletics money line: New York -140, Oakland +130
  • Yankees vs. Athletics run line: New York -1.5 (+105)
  • Yankees vs. Athletics over-under: 9 runs
  • NYY: The Yankees are 6-1 in their last seven road games against a team with a winning record
  • OAK: The Athletics are 4-1 in their last five Game 4s of a series

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Why you should back the Yankees

New York is expected to start left-hander Jordan Montgomery (5-5, 3.69 ERA), who tossed a gem his last time out. Montgomery allowed just one run on two hits in a 5-1 win at Atlanta on Monday. He walked four and struck out two. The only run he allowed was a second-inning home run by Dansby Swanson. Montgomery has pitched well of late and has not allowed more than three runs in an outing since mid-June.

Offensively, outfielder Aaron Judge has been on fire on the road trip with a five-game hitting streak, including three two-hit performances and two three-hit efforts. Judge is 8-for-13 (.615) in the series with two doubles, two homers and seven RBIs. For the season, Judge is hitting .295 with 29 homers, 72 RBIs and 70 runs scored. He has owned Athletics pitching this season. In six games, he is batting .444 with two doubles, two homers and eight RBIs.

Why you should back the Athletics 

Right-hander Paul Blackburn (0-1, 4.09 ERA) is expected to take the mound for Oakland. Blackburn, who will be making his third start of the season, is coming off a no-decision against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. In that game, Blackburn allowed just two earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. He is making his first appearance against the Yankees.

First baseman Matt Olson has had a solid season at the plate for the Athletics. He is among the team leaders in hitting, batting .275 with 32 homers, 83 RBIs and 80 runs scored. He has hits in five of his last seven games, including a 2-for-4 performance with a solo home run against Seattle on Monday. In 18 career games against the Yankees, Olson is batting .279 with four doubles, five homers and 13 RBIs.

How to make Athletics vs. Yankees picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, as the simulations project both teams combine for 8.7 runs. The model also says one side of the money line has the value. You can only get its Sunday Night Baseball picks at SportsLine

So who wins Yankees vs. Athletics? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for Athletics vs. Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks in 2021. 

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