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Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the Oakland Athletics on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Friday; he's 1-0 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Rich Hill, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 106 for the Oakland Athletics in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-3.4 win for the Royals on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

4-6 Oakland battles the Royals, currently with a 7-2 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 8 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 26-rated offense, averaging 2.7 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.78 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 7.3 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.56 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Fister and the Astros 6-2 on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in E Surkamp's start, as they lost 5-1 against Los Angeles on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Saturday, April 16th