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The New York Yankees are playing host to the Oakland Athletics in American League Wild Card Elimination Game. The game officially gets underway at 8:08 p.m. ET and this loser-goes-home matchup will be televised on TBS.

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees Odds

Oakland (+175) is entering this one as the underdog against New York (-185) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. The game’s runline odds stand at -125 for taking the Athletics +1.5 runs and +105 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Athletics are 97-65 SU and have gone 86-76 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 36.0 units for moneyline bettors and 10.3 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 100-62 SU and 80-82 ATS. The team has lost 9.1 units for moneyline bettors and 13.3 units ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 77-78-7 in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 78-74-10.

Right-hander Liam Hendriks is the probable starter for the visiting Athletics. Hendriks is 0-1 with a 4.13 ERA and 22 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the right hand of Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39 ERA, 1.14 WHIP), who has 220 strikeouts and 46 walks this season. Severino is 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.23 ERA over two starts against Oakland this year.

New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.05, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 3.38 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 11.4 K/9.

The New York offense has produced 5.3 runs per outing, including 6.9 per game over its last 10 games and 8.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .285/.351/.543 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton. Andujar is slashing .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs, 92 RBIs and 83 runs scored, while Stanton’s line is .266/.343/.509 with 38 homers, 100 RBIs and 102 runs.

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.66 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.37, along with a K/9 of 8.80.

Athletics hitters have slashed .252/.328/.439 on their way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 7.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie continue to lead Oakland’s hitters. Semien is slashing .255/.318/.388 with 15 home runs, 70 RBIs, 89 runs and 14 stolen bases. Lowrie (.267/.353/.448) is up to 23 homers, 99 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 28.1 units and are 54-51 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 53 of those games, as opposed to 47 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 11.9 units and are 60-57 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 57 of those games, compared to 57 that’ve cashed the under.

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in only two of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • Oakland has recorded 26.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.4 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 20 over their last 10.