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Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Chris Bassitt to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kris Medlen will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Chris Bassitt is 2-1 this season, and Kris Medlen is 1-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Oakland sat as 113 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-3.1 win for the Royals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 5-7 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 8-3 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 27-ranked scoring average of 2.83 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.73 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.42 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.91 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 2.83 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in C Young's start, as they lost 5-3 against Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Detroit, Tuesday, April 19th
Oakland at New York, Tuesday, April 19th

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