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Lo Duca’s AL Wild Card Betting Preview: Will A’s Bullpen Game Backfire vs. Yankees?

Oct 03, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Betting odds: Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees

  • Athletics Moneyline: +173 (Liam Hendriks)
  • Yankees Moneyline: -183 (Luis Severino)
  • Over/Under: 8.5 (-110/-110)
  • First pitch: 8:08 p.m. ET
  • Channel: TBS

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It is crazy to think we’re going to see two teams that combined for 197 wins play in a wild-card game. The A’s won more games than any National League team this season. These are two very good teams and they have similar strengths.

Luis Severino gets the nod for the Yankees, while Liam Hendriks will be the “opener” for the Athletics, as Bob Melvin looks to piece the game together inning by inning.

It wasn’t a foregone conclusion that Severino would start this game. J.A. Happ was the more consistent pitcher down the stretch, but Severino can be lights out.

If he gives the Yankees five or six shutdown frames, their dominant bullpen can take it from there.

I do wonder if Aaron Boone is gambling a bit here and looking ahead to a potential ALDS showdown with Boston. But that’s for the newspapers in New York to decide, not me.

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Kelley L. Cox, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Khris Davis and Jed Lowrie

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