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Oakland Athletics

vs

Kansas City Royals
Monday, August 11, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

Sonny Gray, with a record of 12-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, while the Kansas City Royals trot Yordano Ventura to the mound in this one. He is 9-8 so far in 2014.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as favorites of -126 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-4.3 win for the Athletics on Monday. 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 63-53 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 72-45 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 3-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 14 ranked offense (4.07 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.46 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.06 hits per game, more than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.68 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland was a 6-1 loser in its last match at home against the Twins. They lost as -173 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Athletics endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Twins on Sunday, with Jason Hammel throwing 6 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-4 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on Kansas City at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Lincecum and the Giants 7-4 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 12th

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