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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Kansas City Royals

O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Oakland sends Jesse Hahn out against Edinson Volquez for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Hahn is 5-5 with a 3.40 ERA on the season, while Volquez is 7-4 on the year and has a 3.33 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Oakland Athletics in this matchup found them as -128 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-3.7 win for the Athletics 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

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 34-41 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 41-28 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 13-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 1 at 9.35 hits per game. That compares with the Oakland Athletics No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 8-2 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Danny Duffy.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 6-3 final on Thursday in support of S Gray at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Saturday, June 27th