Wednesday Baseball Wagering – Yankees host A’s on ESPN

May 3rd, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

The New York Yankees may be favored in Wednesday baseball wagering but with A.J. Burnett on the mound, gamblers may choose to bet on the A’s. Oakland is set to go with Brett Anderson on Wednesday night and although he is just 3-5 this season his ERA is very good.  This game gets the spotlight in MLB wagering since it is on ESPN.

Baseball wagering odds favor the Yankees in almost every game they play.  New York has some serious pitching issues though and they are not guaranteed to win every game.  You might think the Yankees win every day vs. the odds at Sbgglobal, but they don’t.

Concern for Yankees Pitching – If you are betting on the Yankees who do you trust?  They have CC Sabathia and that is it.  Right now the rest of the rotation is very iffy.  Phil Hughes is pretty good but the Yankees have him on a pitch count and they are trying to space out his starts.  After Sabathia and Hughes the Yankees have a lot of issues.  Burnett was supposed to be a capable third or fourth starter but he has been terrible.  Andy Pettitte is a very good starter but he is still rehabbing from an injury.  New York has been going with Dustin Moseley and Ivan Nova recently as their fourth and fifth starter.  Javier Vazquez was moved to the bullpen and Burnett could follow him when Pettitte returns to the rotation.

Oakland’s Starting Pitcher:  The A’s are going with Brett Anderson on Wednesday.  He is 3-5 on the season but his ERA is 3.32. He has not been as good lately going 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA.  He has not pitched well against the Yankees in his career going 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.

New York’s Starting Pitcher:  Burnett is 9-12 with a 5.17 ERA.  How can you have a losing record pitching for the Yankees?  You can if you pitch like Burnett has.  He gave up nine runs last time out against Chicago and has allowed eight earned runs in three of his starts this season. In his last three starts he is 0-3 with a 7.36 ERA. The only positive when you look at Burnett is that he is 3-3 in his career against the A’s with a 3.81 ERA.


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