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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Royals

Kansas City RoyalsOakland Athletics
April 11, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Brandon McCarthy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Bruce Chen, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as -119 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 13-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 6.5 hits per game. The Royals average 7.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 2.7 runs per game.

The Royals were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Danny Duffy to defeat Oakland 3-0 on Tuesday.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games
Kansas City is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, April 13
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, April 13

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