Athletics vs. Royals Prediction

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals, 6/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

After a dominant win on Friday, the Oakland Athletics came out flat against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. How will Oakland respond when it faces KC on Sunday at 2:15PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Oakland Athletics at 922 Kansas City Royals

Sunday, June 3 2018

2:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium

TV: FSKC (KC); NSCA (Oak)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of -105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 54 percent of the wagers going on Kansas City at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Athletics slip up

The Athletics had a 16-0 win on Friday to open this series, but then got edged by Kansas City on Saturday in a 5-4 loss. The Athletics are now 30-29 overall and 15-14 on the road. Oakland is putting up 4.48 runs per game this season while allowing 4.33 per contest.

Daniel Gossett takes the mound for Oakland today. He is 0-3 on the season through four starts and has a 6.05 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP. Gossett has 11 strikeouts and six walks over 19.1 innings of work.

Royals bounce back

Kansas City answered their awful showing on Friday with their third win in four games. KC is now 21-37 overall and 10-20 at home. The Royals are scoring 4.04 runs per game this season while allowing 5.70 per contest.

Jakob Junis will be pitching for the Royals on Sunday. Junis comes into the game with a 5-4 record, along with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 67.1 innings this year and has 62 strikeouts with 17 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Oakland

The Athletics are just 1-6 in Gossett’s last seven road starts and his last six starts overall. They are also just 3-8 in their last 11 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

Kansas City

The Royals have won nine of Junis’ last 13 home starts and his last four Sunday starts. However, they are just 10-21 in their last 31 home games.

Prediction:

Kansas City has a little momentum over their last four games. They seemed to get out all their awful plays in Friday’s opener with Oakland. Gossett has been a mess this year and I don’t see him having a shutdown performance. Junis could do that against a streaky Oakland team.

 

The Pick: Kansas City Royals -105

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