Kansas City Royals battle vs Oakland Athletics highlights MLB odds menu
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Kansas City Royals host Oakland on Saturday, looking to build on their 40-43 mark against the 51-36 Athletics in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.
It's a pitching duel between Ervin Santana for the Royals (5-5 on the year) and Jarrod Parker for Oakland (6-6 so far).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Royals as -106 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 3-rated defense.
In their last action, Oakland was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Oakland at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Tom Milone throwing 8 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
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 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Oakland
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 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Kansas City, Sunday, July 7