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Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

The Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one. Righthander Parker is 6-6 this season with a 4.11 ERA.

The Royals will counter Parker with Ervin Santana. Righthander Santana has a 2.84 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Oakland at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 51-36 SU
Kansas City: 40-43 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Kansas City home to Oakland, Sunday, July 7