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

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the Oakland Athletics on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Jesse Chavez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeremy Guthrie will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Jesse Chavez is 4-6 this season, and Jeremy Guthrie is 5-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 143 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.4 win for the Athletics on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.3-3.4 result in favor of the Athletics today. 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 34-43 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 43-28 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 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

At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 8.97 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.35 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.81 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.61 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City rolled to a 3-2 win against Oakland on Saturday, as C Young and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 23 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Monday, June 29th
Oakland home to Colorado, Monday, June 29th