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MLB Odds Betting - Oakland Athletics Underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

The visiting Oakland Athletics hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to Danny Duffy and his 11-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Oakland Athletics send Jharel Cotton (1-0) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Kansas City Royals as -180 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.1-3.3 victory for the Athletics. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (74-69) will face the 61-82 Athletics in this tilt. 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. 4-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 27-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.13 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.78 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.97 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.36 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 16-3 score against the Royals.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 25 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 14th

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