Oakland A’s vs. New York Yankees MLB Picks - Odds and Betting Preview

October 3, 8:08 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Yankees -182 / A’s +160

MLB Betting Line

The Yankees opened at -205 with a total of 8.5 runs, and of Wednesday morning New York is now posted at -185 and the total has not changed. In the run-line for this AL Wild Card game, the A's are at -135 getting 1.5 runs, and the Yankees are at +115 after giving 1.5 runs.

Oakland at New York MLB Set-up

In their last game of the regular season, the A's lost to the L.A. Angels 5-4. The A's scored four runs on five hits, and the Angels scored five runs on seven hits.

The A's did not end the season that well losing two of their last three and three of their previous five games, but they already had the Wild Card wrapped up.

In their last game of the season, the Yankees lost to the Red Sox 10-2, which snapped their three-game winning streak. The Yankees scored two runs on only four hits, and the Red Sox scored 10 runs on 13 hits.

While the Yankees did lose their season finale, they did win five of their last seven games. They will be hosting the Wild Card game and this season they had the 2nd most home wins in the Majors. Oakland ranked tied for 2nd in the Majors with 47 road wins.

This season the A’s rank 4th in runs scored and 11th in team ERA and the Yankees rank 2nd in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.

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This season these teams split the six games facing each other. While the A's have won seven of their last 10 games against the Yankees, they have lost four of their previous five games facing them in New York.

Pitching Match-Up

Oakland: Liam Hendriks (0-1 4.13 ERA)
New York: Luis Severino (19-8 3.39 ERA)

In Hendriks’ last appearance he came out of the bullpen and pitched one scoreless inning giving up one hit in a 5-2 win over the L.A. Angels. Oakland has used him as a bullpen starter eight times this season where he totaled eight 2/3 innings and had an ERA of 2.08. In Hendriks’ last 11 appearances he only lasted past one inning once, but in that span, he did not give up any earned runs. That span started on September 4th facing the Yankees where he pitched one scoreless inning in a 5-1 Oakland loss.

In Severino’s last start he gave up two earned runs on four hits in five innings in a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees have won his last two starts, and in his previous three outings he has only given up four earned runs in 17 2/3 innings. Severino faced Oakland twice this season and had a good first outing in a Yankees win, but in his last start against them on September 5th in Oakland he was tagged for five runs in two 2/3 innings in an 8-2 New York loss.

Severino will be making a Wild Card start for the 2nd season in a row. The Yankees have won 22 of Severino’s last 26 home starts, and they are 16-5 in his previous 21 home starts against a team with a winning record.

Athletics at Yankees MLB Betting Angles

The A’s are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 home games against the A’s.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Oakland A’s: 97-65 SU / O/U 79-73 / Run Line W/L 86-76
New York Yankees: 100-62 SU / O/U 78-77 / Run Line W/L 83-79

Oakland at New York MLB Key Betting Trends

  • OAK is 63-29 in their last 92 games
  • OAK is 1-6 in their last 7 road playoff games
  • OAK has an Over record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 road games
  • NY is 5-2 in their last 7 games
  • NY is 72-31 in their last 103 home games
  • NY has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 games

Key Player Injuries


[LF] 08/06/2018 - Jake Smolinski 60-day DL (08/05) ( Blood Clot )
[P] 08/26/2018 - Sean Manaea 10-day DL (08/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/25/2018 - Kendall Graveman is out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 07/08/2018 - Paul Blackburn 60-day DL (07/07) ( Elbow )
[P] 07/14/2018 - Andrew Triggs 60-day DL (05/18) ( Forearm )
[CF] 06/08/2018 - Boog Powell 60-day DL (04/07) ( Knee )
[P] 06/06/2018 - Daniel Gossett 60-day DL (06/04) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jharel Cotton 60-day DL (03/21) ( Elbow )


[P] 04/04/2018 - Ben Heller 60-day DL (03/27) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/02/2018 - Jacoby Ellsbury 60-day DL (03/26) ( Oblique )
[P] 06/10/2018 - Jordan Montgomery is out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 07/07/2018 - Jonathan Loaisiga 10-day DL (07/07) ( Shoulder )
[LF] 09/19/2018 - Clint Frazier 60-day DL (09/19) ( Concussion )
[P] 09/30/2018 - Luis Cessa left last game, is "?" ( Ankle )

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Oakland at New York AL Wild Card Prediction 10/03/2018

Severino was lit up in his last start facing the A's, and in the start, in last season's Wild Card game he was not sharp despite a Yankees win. This time around and at home he will have a good outing facing the A's. Oakland is carrying 11 pitchers in this game, which will be a bullpen start where they have had success on the season. However, in this game, the bullpen will give up some runs facing a New York lineup that ranks 2nd in the Majors in runs scored. Severino having a good outing and the Yankees’ bats doing some damage equals a Yankees win, as they will advance to the ALDS.

Free Pick: 
Take the Yankees -182

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