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Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Matchup Report

Kansas City RoyalsOakland Athletics
May 17, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

20-17TEAM RECORD20-22

Kansas City pays a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

The match puts starter James Shields for the Royals on the hill facing Jarrod Parker for the Athletics. Shields brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Parker is 2-5 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as -103 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 9 and the Royals sitting at No. 4.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +100 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Angels on Wednesday, with Wade Davis throwing 5 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +105 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Wednesday, with Daniel Straily throwing 4 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Oakland, Saturday, May 18