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Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum.

The Royals will trot James Shields out to the mound in this one. Righthander Shields has a 2-3 record and a 2.48 ERA this season.

It'll be Jarrod Parker toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Righthander Parker is 2-5 with a 6.86 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 20-17 SU
Oakland: 20-22 SU

Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Oakland home to Kansas City, Saturday, May 18