Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Kansas City Royals

vs

Oakland Athletics
Friday, August 01, 2014 9:35 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics battle on Friday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Jeremy Guthrie to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-9. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Sonny Gray, who owns a 12-3 record on the season with a 2.65 ERA.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -190 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.1 win for the Athletics on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.6-4.1 result in favor of the Athletics today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

66-41 Oakland battles the Royals, currently with a 55-52 mark. 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 Athletics if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 24.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.82 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.03 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Twins on Thursday, with Yordano Ventura throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 8-1 result against the Astros on July 30. Bettors who backed the Astros at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Saturday, August 2nd