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Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

The Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter AJ Griffin in this one. Righthander Griffin is 6-6 this season with a 3.95 ERA.

Griffin's opponent in this one will be Luis Mendoza. The Royals righthander has a 4.54 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Oakland was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Oakland: 51-37 SU
Kansas City: 41-43 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-1
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Pittsburgh, Monday, July 8
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Monday, July 8