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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics

The Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

The Royals will trot Ervin Santana out to the mound in this one. Righthander Santana has a 3-2 record and a 2.79 ERA this season.

It'll be Tom Milone toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Lefthander Milone is 3-5 with a 3.71 ERA so far this season.

The Royals were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Kansas City: 20-18 SU
Oakland: 21-22 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few 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 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 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 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Oakland home to Kansas City, Sunday, May 19