Oakland is in a real funk, and Kansas City is rejoicing over their first playoff appearance in 25+ years. Tonight, these two teams meet in a one-game, winner-take-all, wild card playoff game to advance in the 2014 MLB Playoffs.
While the odds on this baseball game are different at different online sportsbooks, you’ll probably find that the odds are about -105 on either side.
Kansas City (89-73) will send James Shields to the mound against Oakland left-hander Jon Lester. The Royals went 5-2 against the Athletics this year, but both of their losses came against Lester.
Look for Lester to hold the Royals to under 3 runs, but the A’s offense will be nowhere to be found. I like the Royals in a low-scoring game — perhaps 4-1.