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Royals open as moneyline underdog vs Athletics

Kansas City RoyalsOakland Athletics
Sep 7, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

59-83TEAM RECORD64-77

The Athletics get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Athletics will rely on Guillermo Moscoso to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bruce Chen will be his counterpart for the Royals. Guillermo Moscoso is 7-7 this season, and Bruce Chen is 10-6.

View Kansas City vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-150-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Athletics and the league No. 10-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Athletics on September 6. Bettors who backed the Royals at +172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Danny Duffy.

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Thursday, September 8
Oakland at Texas, Friday, September 9