Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 6/28/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 6/28/23
Wed 28th June 2023

The New York Yankees (43-36) are on the road to face the Oakland Athletics (21-60) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday.

The Athletics took Tuesday’s series opener 2-1, their first head-to-head victory in four games this season. Paul Blackburn went 5.1 innings for the win, allowing one run on four hits, and Sam Moll picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Seth Brown went 1 for 2 with a solo home run in the win. Josh Donaldson was 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Yankees.


Domingo German (4-5, 5.10 ERA) is slated to start for New York. The righty allowed 10 runs (eight earned) over 3.1 innings in his last start, a 10-2 road defeat against the Mariners on Thursday. He took the loss, giving up eight hits while striking out four and walking two.

German is making his first appearance against the Athletics this season. German made one start against the Athletics in 2022, a 3-2 road loss on August 27. He allowed three hits over 7.2 scoreless innings, striking out five.

Southpaw JP Sears (1-5, 4.10 ERA) is on the mound for Oakland. He has made one prior start against the Yankees this season, giving up five runs over 5.1 innings in a 7-2 road defeat on May 8. He gave up six hits while striking out four in the loss.

In his last start on Thursday, Sears took the loss on the road against the Guardians. He threw seven innings and gave up two runs on four hits, striking out eight and walking one in the 6-1 defeat.


Over the last five games, New York has averaged only 2.2 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.3, while performing worse across the board (.197/.265/.309). Against left-handed pitchers like Sears this season, the Yanks have a .717 OPS.

Anthony Volpe is the team’s strongest hitter against left-handers with a .743 OPS in 56 at-bats. Oakland is averaging only 2.4 runs per game in the last five, down from 3.5 for the season, with their slash line falling across the board (.174/.250/.315).

The A’s have a .644 OPS against righties in 2023, the lowest in MLB. With a .827 OPS over 193 at-bats, Ryan Noda has been their best hitter against right-handers.


New York is on a five-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 18-17 in 2023. The Yanks have scored 4.5 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.3 runs. Oakland has gone 10-29 at home this season, averaging 3.0 runs per game while surrendering 5.7.

Oakland is 6-4 in the last 10 games between the teams at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum despite an average scoreline favoring New York (4.1-3.4).


The Yankees are third in the AL East, nine games behind the division-leading Rays. The Athletics are fifth in the AL West, 28 games behind the Rangers.

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NY Yankees (-150)

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