New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics AL Wild Card - 10/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (97-65) at New York Yankees (100-62)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
L Hendriks (0-1) (4.12) vs. L Severino (19-8) (3.39)
The Line: New York Yankees -200 / Oakland Athletics +185 --- Over/Under: 3.5 See the Latest Odds
The AL Wild Card features the Oakland Athletics visiting the New York Yankees in Wednesday MLB.
The Oakland Athletics finished 2018 at 97-65 and were six games behind AL West champion Houston. Oakland was an offense that could put up big numbers at anytime with the team averaging 5.02 runs.
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The Athletics were middle of the row with a .252 BA but the offense did quite a bit of damage with 227 home runs which ranked third. The production at the plate made the 11th ranked 3.81 ERA stand up with a stingy bullpen securing the victory.
Liam Hendricks draws the Wild Card start for the Athletics on Wednesday. Hendricks has made eight starts in September with covering an inning with one going 1.2 frames. This will likely be a bullpen game where everyone is available.
The New York Yankees ended the season at 100-62 but find themselves in the AL Wild Card with the Red Sox totaling 108 wins to easily lead all of baseball. New York was second in the game with 5.25 runs despite an okay .249 BA.
The Yankees wreaked havoc with the top power numbers in the game with 267 long balls. The Yanks pitching posted a 3.81 ERA and were #15 in quality starts and second in strikeouts.
Luis Severino toes the rubber against visiting Oakland in Wednesday’s Wild Card. Severino has made 32 starts and has gone 19-8 with a 1.14 WHIP and 3.39 ERA.
Over is 6-1-1 in Oakland last 8 road games and Oakland are 4-11 in their last 15 playoff games and over is 19-7-1 in Oakland last 27 overall. NY Yankees are 6-0 in their last 6 playoff home games and are 5-2 in their last 7 overall and are 72-31 in their last 103 home games. Oakland are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The Yankees ended the year playing well and are probably the popular pick but I’ll give the Oakland team total a look…