New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics, the last wild card game of the season, the Yankees with high hopes of reaching the playoffs, not because of the current record, but because they know that tonight visitors will have a weak point in the mound. The Athletics have a good record on the road, but they have never won in New York this season.
New York Yankees: Tonight we can win.
The Yankees at home have a record of 53 wins and 28 losses, it is not the best record of the season, but the effectiveness has been good with 65.4% at home. The Yankees have reached the end and do not want to lose, they won against the Athletics earlier in the season 2-1, they lost the first game, but they were strong in the other two, but this time the advantage is on the side of the Yankees with a better pitcher and a high average runs at home with 5.59 per game.
Luis Severino is a killer, this has been his second best season with the Yankees, 19 wins and 8 losses, last year he finished with 14-6. The effectiveness of Severino is in .704 with 3.39 ERA. Severino is the key to winning tonight against the Athletics, in the last five games he has a 3-2 record with 5-0-0 in totals of more than 8 runs.
Oakland Athletics: The advantage is not bad.
The Athletics on the road are closing the season with 47 wins and 34 defeats, 58.0% of effectiveness. At the beginning of the season, the first 20 games on the road were a failure for the Athletics with only 8 wins and 12 losses, plus the team has suffered similarly in the last 10 games before this series with only 4 wins and 6 defeats Against Los Angeles they lost on the road 1-2, but they won against the Mariners 2-1.
Liam Hendriks is the weak point of the Athletics tonight, is a veteran pitcher with 8 years, but one of the worst in the team, 0 wins and 1 defeat this season, his best season was in 2015 with 5-0. The Athletics have defensive problems as they are allowing up to 4.55 runs on the road and they are only scoring 4.05 in each game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics 10/03/2018
is: take the OVER 8.5 (TOTALS).
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