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

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Kansas City on Saturday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Chris Young gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Saturday; he's 6-3 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Scott Kazmir, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.5 win for the Athletics. A 5.5-3.5 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 34-42 record to the battle against the 42-28 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.51 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 9.04 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.37 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.86 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Oakland on Friday at O.co Coliseum behind starter E Volquez.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing on the road against Oakland
  • Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Sunday, June 28th