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Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Oakland Athletics get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Chris Bassitt to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Young will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Chris Bassitt is 0-0 this season, and Chris Young is 0-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Oakland Athletics as 107 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-3.1 win for the Royals. 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

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 4-7 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 8-2 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 8-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 28-rated offense, averaging 2.64 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.7 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 7.18 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Oakland owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 2.64 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 4-2 final on Friday in support of E Volquez at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Sunday, April 17th