MLB Betting : OAKLAND ATHLETICS at NEW YORK YANKEES (7/8)

BASEBALL — July 8

OAKLAND (Kazmir) at N.Y. YANKEES (Sabathia)
(America’s Bookie Line: Pick’em -110, Total 8) — It would appear that both of these pictures are playing to their weaknesses here. Scott Kazmir, who is one of the best pictures at home in the major leagues, has given up all seven of his home runs on the road, where he has compiled an ERA of 4.20. As for CC Sabathia, of course he has been having his problems, which are well chronicled. He was also passed over in the rotation last time around, as manager Joe Girardi explained that he has some things to work on. Maybe he’ll come back stronger here, but the fact remains that right-handed hitters are batting .329 against him. And his ERA at Yankee Stadium is 8.49. He has also given up 19 home runs in less then 100 innings, which means we could be in for a couple of long balls, at the very least, in the Bronx on Wednesday night.

PLAY BY JAY: OVER 8 (-115) ***

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