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Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Kansas City Royals invade Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Chris Smith for the Oakland Athletics (0-2 on the year) and Jason Hammel for Kansas City Royals (5-9 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -112 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 7.4-2.7 victory 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

52-67 Oakland battles the Royals, currently with a 60-58 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 8.03 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 8.81 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jharel Cotton and the Athletics 6-2 on Monday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Wednesday, August 16th