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Oakland Athletics visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Kansas City Royals on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Daniel Mengden for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Edinson Volquez for the Kansas City Royals. Mengden brings a 1-7 mark to the game, while Volquez is 10-10 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -153 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.7-3.1 win for the Athletics on Thursday. 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

Kansas City (74-71) will face the 63-82 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 27 (Oakland Athletics) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.99 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.94 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.37 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Kansas City 8-0 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 16th
Kansas City home to Chicago, Friday, September 16th