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Oakland Athletics Face the Kansas City Royals Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Oakland Athletics

vs

Kansas City Royals
Friday, April 17, 2015 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Kauffman Stadium on Friday as the host Kansas City Royals battle the Oakland Athletics in baseball betting odds action.

Kansas City sends Jeremy Guthrie out against Sonny Gray for the Oakland Athletics in this game. Guthrie is 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA on the season, while Gray is 1-0 on the year and has a 0.59 ERA.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -115 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.8-5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 7-2 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 5-5 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 4.

How Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Stats Match Up

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 6.44 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 line up of the Oakland Athletics at 5.6 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 6.44 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 11 times by Collin McHugh in their last outing, a 6-1 setback against Houston at Minute Maid Park.

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Jason Vargas's start, as they lost 8-5 against Minnesota on Thursday at Target Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games on the road
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 18 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Kansas City, Saturday, April 18th

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