Kansas City Royals Face the Oakland Athletics Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Kansas City Royals

vs

Oakland Athletics
Saturday, August 02, 2014 4:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Kansas City Royals invade O.co Coliseum on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Oakland Athletics (10-7 on the year) and Jason Vargas for Kansas City Royals (8-4 so far).

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Oakland was a -210 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-4.1 win for the Athletics on Saturday. 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

Oakland (66-42) will face the 56-52 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 5 at 8.98 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +205 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. Jeremy Guthrie chucked 6 shutout innings at the Athletics in their last game, striking out 6 in a 1-0 win against Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Sunday, August 3rd

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