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MLB betting line favors Royals over Athletics

Kansas City RoyalsOakland Athletics
April 9, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Oakland and Kansas City on Monday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Oakland sends Tom Milone out against Luis Mendoza for the Royals in this game. Milone is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Mendoza is 0-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Athletics as +115 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 9 in the American League and the Royals at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +159 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ervin Santana and the Angels 7-3 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

The Athletics were an 8-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland suffered an 8-7 loss against Seattle on Saturday, as Bartolo Colon wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Kansas City's last 16 games
Kansas City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Oakland, Tuesday, April 10

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