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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Kansas City

Oakland AthleticsKansas City Royals
Aug 14, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds

61-53TEAM RECORD49-65

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Oakland battle on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Jeremy Guthrie will take the mound for Kansas City, and he'll carry a 4-11 record into the contest. Jarrod Parker gets the ball for Oakland; he's 7-6 so far this season.

View Oakland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 8-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 9.3 hits per game. The Athletics average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Oakland was a 7-3 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Chicago on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -119 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City suffered a 5-3 loss against Baltimore on Sunday, as Bruce Chen wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 15

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