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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Oakland AthleticsKansas City Royals
June 1, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds

22-29TEAM RECORD21-28

Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Bartolo Colon for the Athletics on the hill facing Felipe Paulino for the Royals. Colon brings a 4-5 mark to the game, while Paulino is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Royals) and the No. 13 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 14 in the American League at 7 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Minnesota staff and losing 4-0 to the Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +102 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field behind starter Bruce Chen.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Kansas City, Saturday, June 2

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