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MLB Game Preview - Royals underdogs vs Athletics at Oakland

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June 14, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

29-37TEAM RECORD28-39

The Oakland Athletics host Kansas City on Tuesday, looking to build on their 28-39 mark against the 29-37 Royals in MLB betting action at Overstock.com Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to Trevor Cahill and his 6-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Danny Duffy (0-2) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -171 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 12-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-0 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +132 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Los Angeles 9-0 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -136 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Chicago on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Oakland is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Oakland, Wednesday, June 15

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