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Athletics visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Oakland AthleticsKansas City Royals
June 3, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds

23-30TEAM RECORD22-29

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

The match puts starter Tom Milone for the Athletics on the hill facing Vin Mazzaro for the Royals. Milone brings a 6-4 mark to the game, while Mazzaro is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -125 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Athletics average 7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland was a 9-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 9-3 final on Saturday in support of Brandon McCarthy at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Monday, June 4
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Monday, June 4

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