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Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics Betting Lines and Pick

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

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Danny Duffy to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-8. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Paul Blackburn, who owns a 3-1 record on the season with a 3.02 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as 107 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.8-3.4 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 bring a 53-67 record to the battle against the 60-59 Royals. 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. 26-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 17-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 11 at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 29 ranking in that category.

Oakland owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.43 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Hammel's start, as they lost 10-8 against Oakland on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Oakland is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
  • Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, August 18th
Oakland at Houston, Friday, August 18th