Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Preview
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.
Wade Davis gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 4-6 mark. In the other dugout, Tom Milone brings a 7-7 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as favorites of 121 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Royals sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 11 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 3-rated defense.
Oakland was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -162 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Athletics didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Chicago 1-0 on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 10-7 result against the Indians on July 4. Bettors who backed the Royals at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 10-7 final on Thursday in support of James Shields at Kauffman Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 1-7
After a win are 4-6
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Oakland at Kansas City, Saturday, July 6