Oakland favored by -139 against Kansas City on Sunday
Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.
Oakland sends AJ Griffin out against Luis Mendoza for the Royals in this game. Griffin is 4-3 with a 3.48 ERA on the season, while Mendoza is 1-2 on the year and has a 6.51 ERA.
The visitors were +-139 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Athletics in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Kansas City was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Saturday, with Ervin Santana throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Houston, Monday, May 20
Oakland at Texas, Monday, May 20