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Kansas City sends Jeff Francis vs Tyson Ross in Royals vs Athletics game

Oakland AthleticsKansas City Royals
May 8, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds

17-17TEAM RECORD18-15

Kansas City will look to improve on its 18-15 record when take on Oakland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Kansas City sends Jeff Francis out against Tyson Ross for the Athletics in this game. Francis is 0-3 with a 5.44 ERA on the season, while Ross is 0-1 on the year and has a 2.04 ERA.

View Oakland vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Royals and the American League No. 12-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Saturday, with Brandon McCarthy throwing 8 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Monday, May 9
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Tuesday, May 10

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