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Kansas City Royals host Oakland Athletics in baseball action

Oakland AthleticsKansas City Royals
May 6, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds

16-16TEAM RECORD17-14

The Kansas City Royals host Oakland on Friday, looking to build on their 17-14 mark against the 16-16 Athletics in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Gio Gonzalez for the Athletics on the hill facing Sean O'Sullivan for the Royals. Gonzalez brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while O'Sullivan is 1-0 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 +107 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Royals and the league No. 12-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 9 in the American League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

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. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Athletics were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland lost in extra innings against the Indians on Thursday as Cleveland edged them 4-3 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 9-1 result against the Orioles on May 5. Bettors who backed the Royals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City rolled to a 9-1 win against Baltimore on Thursday, as Bruce Chen and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Oakland is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 19 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland at Kansas City, Saturday, May 7

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