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Kansas City RoyalsOakland Athletics
June 15, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Kansas City Royals invade Overstock.com Coliseum on Wednesday.

Josh Outman will take the mound for Oakland, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Luke Hochevar gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 4-6 so far this season.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Athletics on June 14. Bettors who backed the Royals at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City rolled to a 7-4 win against Oakland on Tuesday, as Danny Duffy and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Overstock.com Coliseum.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Royals at Athletics trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing Oakland
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Oakland, Thursday, June 16

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