MLB Baseball: Athletics vs Yankees – 7:05pm EST on ESPN

January 31, 2011
Oakland Athletics
by firebrandal

The New York Yankees will try to make it five in a row when they face the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night at 7:05pm EST from Yankee Stadium in a game that can be seen on ESPN baseball. Baseball picks have the Yankees -140 favorites at home vs the Athletics +130 while the over/under MLB betting total is listed at 9 OVER (-115). New York will start righthander AJ Burnett for tonight’s home game who carries a 9-12 record this season with a 5.17 ERA while Oakland will try to break their two game slump by sending lefthander Brett Anderson to the mound with a 3-5 record and 3.32 ERA this year. Online sportsbooks also favor the Yankees -1.5 (+140) in MLB betting odds on the run line vs the Athletics +1.5 (-160).

New York will be on the verge of sweeping the A’s with a win tonight after taking the first game 11-5 on Monday and 9-3 last night. The Yankees won as -210 favorites in MLB odds on Tuesday while the 12 runs went OVER the 9 posted at online sportsbooks. Pitcher Phil Hughes moved to 16-6 on the season by only allowing two runs through five innings worth of work while Nick Swisher nailed a 359-homer in the third inning and Mark Teixeira added the finishing touch with a 390-ft homer in the fourth inning to make it 9-2. Daric Barton supplied the only offense for Oakland with a 376-ft homer in the seventh but it was a little too late as pitcher Vin Mazzaro allowed seven earned run in just 3 and 2/3 innings.

New York has gone 5-0 in their last 5 games when playing Oakland, 10-1 in their last 11 games when playing at home against the Athletics and 7-1 in their last 8 games at home overall. The baseball pick total has gone OVER in 7 of New York’s last 8 games at home and OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against the Yankees. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Athletics last 5 games overall and OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games on the road.

Bishop Whitmore is Editor in Chief of and has been in the sports entertainment industry for the past 10 years consulting for various media outlets and sportsbooks. View daily sports reviews, poker strategies and casino rooms from Bishop Whitmore at

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