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Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Betting Lines and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals battle on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Kansas City sends Jason Vargas out against Jesse Hahn for the Oakland Athletics in this game. Vargas is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA on the season, while Hahn is 0-0 on the year and has a 3.00 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -134 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-2.3 victory for the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 2-6 record to the battle against the 5-4 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 24 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 29 ranked offense (3 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 4.11 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 6.62 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (7.89 hits on average).

Oakland brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 24-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Kansas City is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Houston, Friday, April 14th
Kansas City home to Los Angeles, Friday, April 14th