The ‘under’ may not look like an obvious play in a matchup between C.C. Sabathia (2-6, 5.47 ERA) of the New York Yankees and Kendall Graveman (2-2, 6.04 ERA) of the Oakland Athletics, but a closer look reveals the pitchers’ arm orientations combined with this stadium being one of the most pitcher-friendly in the American League could give the ‘under’ hidden value. The southpaw Sabathia is facing an Oakland lineup that has been abysmal vs. lefties this season at .215 overall, averaging 2.88 runs against them, and despite the record and ERA, C.C. has allowed three earned runs or less in three of his last five starts. Meanwhile Graveman is facing a Yankee lineup batting only .230 vs. righties on the road and he tossed six scoreless innings while allowing just three hits vs. Tampa Bay last tome out. The ‘under’ is 6-1-1 in the Athletics’ last eight games overall.
Pick: ‘under’ 8