In the words of Sir Mix-a-Lot, double-up that is uh uh-uh. We have got Wednesday night’s match (10:07 p.m. ET, ESPN) between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics on faucet, following up on our award-atomizing preview of Tuesday’s competition. That game wasn’t too difficult to handle; the Yankees faded because pitcher Domingo German is overvalued in the market. Seems like we weren’t alone in that assessment. The A’s have proceeded to as much as +110 on Tuesday’s MLB chances board.
Wednesday’s game is going to be a bit harder. J.A. Happ (5.55 FIP) is beginning for the Yankees, although Mike Fiers (4.77 FIP) reacts for Oakland. It has a benefit for the A’s, although not enough for us to put the home side in our MLB picks as –110 favorites. Maybe that 9.5-run complete will be more to our liking.
Maybe. Our adorable panel of quants may have other ideas, however:
FiveThirtyEight: Oakland 51 percentage
Equivalent Odds (using SBR Odds Converter): –104
Jeff Sagarin’s Generic Total (approx.) : 9.25-9.5 runs
Because you may see, there is space on the moneyline to pick on both sides in this battle. The total is tight. There may be a very small opening to recommend the”under” for a small sum, but we’re likely to call an audible and give the”above” an opportunity instead, dependent on a few factors — such as the weather. Wednesday’s game-time forecast calls for mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, which ought to help enhance the conduct total in what is otherwise a pitcher’s park.
Free MLB Pick: Over 9.5 (–104) in Pinnacle