Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds
The Kansas City Royals host Oakland on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 64-54 mark against the 73-46 Athletics in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.
Jason Vargas gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 8-5 mark. In the other dugout, Scott Kazmir brings a 13-4 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Kansas City Royals as 111 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.
Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.2 win for the Athletics on Wednesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.6-4.2 result in favor of the Athletics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 64-54 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 73-46 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 sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 3 on the same chart.
How Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.05 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.92 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.02 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.72 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Oakland won its last outing, a 11-3 result against the Royals on August 12. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 11-3 final on Tuesday in support of Jon Lester at Kauffman Stadium.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland at Kansas City, Thursday, August 14th