Aaron Judge celebrating a walkoff home run

Jun 26, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) tosses his helmet as he comes home after hitting a game winning walk off three run home run against the Houston Astros during the tenth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

  • The Yankees are -300 home favorites over the Athletics on Monday night
  • Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97) will start for Oakland against lefty Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97)
  • A look at the Athletics vs Yankees odds can be found below with a pick

The team with the best record in the major leagues meets the team with the worst record when the New York Yankees host the Oakland Athletics at 7:05 p.m. ET Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees (53-20, 31-9 home) beat the Houston Astros 6-3 in 10 innings Sunday at home to split a four-game series and win for the 14th time in their last 18 games. The Athletics (26-49, 18-21 road) downed the Royals 5-3 on Sunday in Kansas City for their second straight victory, their first back-to-back wins since May 24-25.

Athletics vs Yankees Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Oakland Athletics +240 +2.5 (-120) Over 8.5 (-110)
New York Yankees -300 -2.5 (+100) Under 8.5 (-110)

Odds as of June 26th at BetMGM.



The Yankees are -300 favorites, giving them a 75% expected win probability. New York has +425 World Series odds while the Athletics are an extreme longshot at +100000.

Heavy rain is in the weather forecast for Monday afternoon, but the chance of precipitation drops to 30% by evening. The temperature is expected to be 76 degrees at first pitch with a low of 63, partly cloudy skies and wind from the north at 5-10 mph.

Oakland vs New York Probable Pitchers

Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97) is scheduled to pitch for the Athletics against left-hander Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97). Both will be working on four days of rest.

Blackburn vs Montgomery

6-3 Record 3-1
2.97 ERA 2.97
3.80 xERA 3.99
1.18 WHIP 1.02
2.89 SO/W 4.46

Blackburn has struggled after a good start to the season, going 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA in his last five starts.

Blackburn was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in four innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners last Wednesday at home. He struck out four and walked two.

In his lone career start against the Yankees, Blackburn pitched five scoreless innings last season in a no-decision at Oakland. This will be his first appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Blackburn has been outstanding on the road this season with a 5-0 record and 1.00 ERA in eight starts. At night, he is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven starts.

Montgomery is 3-0 with a 3.08 ERA in 11 starts since taking his lone loss of the season April 21 to the Tigers in Detroit.

Montgomery had a no-decision against the Rays last Wednesday at Tampa Bay. He gave up four runs on nine hits in six innings while striking out two and walking two.

In three career starts against the Athletics, Montgomery has no decisions and a 2.63 ERA.

Montgomery is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in seven starts in the Bronx this season. At night, he has a 3-0 record and 2.93 ERA in 10 starts.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Athletics Batters Batting Average vs Jordan Montgomery
Jed Lowrie .375
Chad Pinder .143
Elvis Andrus .000
Ramon Laureano .000
Sean Murphy .000
Yankees Batters Batting Average vs Paul Blackburn
Giancarlo Stanton 1.000
Marwin Gonzalez 1.000
Jose Trevino .667
Joey Gallo .500
Isiah Kiner-Falefa .500
Josh Donaldson .333
DJ LeMahieu .000
Aaron Judge .000

The Athletics’ Jed Lowrie has given Montgomery trouble, going 3 for 8 with a triple and a home run. Players on the Yankees’ current roster have 18 career plate appearances against Blackburn and have gone 8 for 17 (.471) with a walk.

Athletics vs Yankees Betting Outlook

Rookie Nick Allen’s two-run single in the seventh inning put the Athletics ahead for good 4-3 on Sunday and Cristian Pache singled in an insurance run in the ninth against the Royals.

Seth Brown hit a solo home run for Oakland. Brown and Pache had two hits each.

Athletics rookie second baseman Jonah Bride is questionable after leaving Sunday’s game with a sore right shoulder and nose laceration. He was injured in a collision in shallow right field in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Athletics added bullpen depth Sunday by recalling left-hander Sam Selman from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioning lefty starter Jared Koenig to the same club.

Aaron Judge’s three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday gave the Yankees a walk-off win over the Astros. That is why he is a -110 favorite in the American League MVP odds.

Giancarlo Stanton’s solo home run with one out in the seventh ended a streak of 16 1/3 hitless innings for the Yankees, their longest streak since at least 1961. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer in the eighth to tie the game at 3-3 and ultimately force extra innings.

New York was limited to four hits.

Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa is likely to miss Monday’s game after sustaining a finger injury Sunday while bunting. Second baseman Gleyber Torres is questionable after leaving Sunday’s game with a mild right ankle sprain.

This is the first meeting of 2022 between the two teams after the Yankees won four of seven last season from the Athletics behind Judge, who went 11 for 29 (.379) with two doubles and two homers. The Athletics’ Tony Kemp was 8 for 16 (.500) with a double and four home runs.

OAK vs NYY Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
8/29/21 Athletics Yankees OAK, 3-1
8/28/21 Athletics Yankees OAK, 3-2
8/27/21 Athletics Yankees NYY, 8-2
8/26/21 Athletics Yankees NYY, 7-6
6/20/21 Yankees Athletics NYY, 2-1
6/19/21 Yankees Athletics NYY, 7-5
6/18/21 Yankees Athletics OAK, 5-3
9/1/19 Yankees Athletics NYY, 5-4
8/31/19 Yankees Athletics NYY, 4-3
8/30/19 Yankees Athletics OAK, 8-2

Athletics vs Yankees Prediction

Blackburn has been outstanding on the road, but the Yankees are head and shoulders above the Athletics. Having the steady Montgomery on the mound makes New York that much more attractive despite the big odds.

Pick: Yankees ML (-300)



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John Perrotto

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