New York (Nova) +105 at Oakland (Graveman) O/U 8
Recommendation: New York
Ivan Nova has been as good as the Yankees could have hoped for since being inserted into the starting rotation on a spot start basis with Luis Severino on the DL. Nova has allowed just two runs in 10.1 innings over a pair of starts against Kansas City and the Chicago White Sox. Nova should be able to pitch fairly well here against Oakland as he has allowed just five runs in 13.2 innings of work previously against the Athletics here in this ballpark. All that Nova needs to do is pitch his way through five or six innings and let the dominant back end of New York's bullpen take over with their power arms Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and closer Aroldis Chapman all set up to close out the game if the Yankees hold a lead in the latter stages. Kendall Graveman has not been able to find his footing or any sort of rhythm. He’s been hit hard repeatedly (5.84 ERA) and things have gotten worse for him in recent starts with 20 runs allowed over his last 19.1 innings of work. Graveman has issued six walks and struck out just three in his last two outings. Oakland is a dismal 1-6 in Graveman’s seven starts this season and a winless 0-3 at home. In fact, Graveman is just is just 2-6 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 career starts in Oakland. I’ll side with the small road underdog tonight.