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Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees - 9/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees (87-52) at Oakland Athletics (83-57)
Date & Time Wednesday September 5, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +137 / New York Yankees -147 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCA, YES
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MLB | New York Yankees (87-52) at Oakland Athletics (83-57)
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The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at the Oakland Coliseum. 

The New York Yankees look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The New York Yankees have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Andujar leads the Yankees with 146 hits and 76 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius have combined for 267 hits and 158 RBI. Luis Severino gets the ball, and he is 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 199 strikeouts this season. Severino is 1-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 144 hits and 53 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman have combined for 272 hits and 140 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 3.38 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 1-1 with a 5.54 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 9-3 in Severinos last 12 road starts and 38-14 in Severinos last 52 starts. The Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 4-0 in Fiers' last 4 home starts and 5-0 in Fiers' last 5 starts. The Yankees are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Oakland and 3-6 in the last 9 meetings.

Severino hasn't been as lights out as he was earlier in the season, as he's given up three or more runs in nine of his last 10 starts, and he has an ERA of 3.77 with an allowed batting average of .256 on the road. You can get to Severino these days, especially out of Yankee Stadium. Fiers was tagged in his last start, but he allowed a combined four runs in his first four starts with the A's. The bottom line is we're getting plus money with a consistently good A's club at home. With Severino being hittable these days, I'll take a shot. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics +137

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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