Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 6/29/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees 6/29/23
Thu 29th June 2023

The New York Yankees (44-36) are on the road to face the Oakland Athletics (21-61) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Thursday with the three-game series tied at 1-1.

The Yankees evened up the series 1-1 after winning 11-0 on Wednesday, their fourth head-to-head victory in five games this season. Domingo German was unhittable, throwing a no-hitter.

He struck out nine en route to the win. Giancarlo Stanton was 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in the win over the Athletics.


Clarke Schmidt (2-6, 4.32 ERA) is slated to take the mound for New York. The righty allowed one run (zero earned) over 5.1 innings in his last start, a 4-2 road defeat against the Rangers on Friday.

He gave up six hits while striking out three and walking one in the no-decision. Schmidt has made one previous start against the Athletics this season, a 10-5 home victory on May 9. He surrendered two runs on five hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking two.

RHP James Kaprielian (2-6, 6.34 ERA) gets the start for Oakland. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Yankees. Kaprielian made one start against the Yankees in 2022, throwing 2.2 innings in a 13-4 home defeat on August 25.

He gave up seven hits and walked six while striking out two in the loss. In his last start on Friday, Kaprielian took a no-decision on the road against the Blue Jays. He threw six innings and gave up four runs on six hits, striking out eight and walking one in the 5-4 victory.


Over the last five games, New York has averaged 4.0 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.4. Against right-handed pitchers like Kaprielian this season, the Yanks have a .699 OPS.

Anthony Rizzo is the team’s strongest performer against right-handers with a .746 OPS in 224 at-bats. Oakland is averaging only 2.2 runs per game in the last five, down from 3.4 for the season, with their slash line falling across the board (.155/.214/.297).

The A’s have a .635 OPS against right-handers in 2023, the lowest in the league. With a .810 OPS over 198 at-bats, Ryan Noda has been their best hitter against right-handers.


New York is 19-17 on the road in 2023, scoring 4.6 runs per game while allowing 4.2 runs. Oakland has gone 10-30 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 3.0 runs per game while surrendering 5.9.

In the last 10 games between the teams at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, each club has won five, though New York has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.9-2.9.


The Yankees are third in the AL East, nine games behind the division-leading Rays. The Athletics are fifth in the AL West, 29 games behind the Rangers.

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NY Yankees (-185)

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