Royals get visit from the A's and Lester

The Oakland Athletics will send Jon Lester to the mound on Tuesday night as they take on the streaking Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in baseball odds action at the online sportsbooks.

Lester is 12-7 with a 2.44 ERA on the season, and in his career against the Royals he's 8-3 with a 1.65 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 82 innings of work. Jeremy Guthrie will be on the hill for Kansas City on Tuesday night; Guthrie is at 8-9 with a 4.35 ERA so far on the season.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 129 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.5-4.3. 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 64-53 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 72-46 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 Athletics if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 3.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 9.03 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.63 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.67 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.76 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Sonny Gray's start, as they lost 3-2 against Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

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Oakland at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 13th