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Kansas City Royals Face the Oakland Athletics Monday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics battle on Monday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Jake Junis gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Monday; he's 4-2 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Jharel Cotton, who will be looking to improve on his 5-9 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Oakland sat as -115 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 6.5-4.2. 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 52-66 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 59-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 11 at 8.79 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 29 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.67 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 14-6 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with J Vargas throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 9-3 final on Sunday in support of K Graveman at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Tuesday, August 15th