Oakland Athletics Starter Scott Kazmir Out to Silence Kansas City Royals Bats in MLB Contest
The Oakland Athletics get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
James Shields gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on this Sunday; he's 9-6 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Scott Kazmir, who will be looking to improve on his 12-3 mark.
Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Kansas City Royals were 149 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.
Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-4.1 result in favor of the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
67-42 Oakland battles the Royals, currently with a 56-53 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.
How Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup
On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.98 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 lineup of the Kansas City Royals at 3.94 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.58 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 8-3 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -168 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 8-3 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Saturday, with Jason Vargas throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games at home
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Arizona, Tuesday, August 5th
Oakland home to Tampa Bay, Monday, August 4th