Royals vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics get a winning streak developed when they play host to the Kansas City Royals tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 8, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: FSKC (KC); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +130 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 64 percent going on Oakland 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.
Royals drop opener
The Royals lost the series opener on Thursday night, 4-1. They have dropped five straight coming into tonight, scoring 1 run or less in three of the five losses. Kansas City is now 21-42 overall and 11-21 on the road. The Royals are now averaging 3.90 runs per game this season while allowing 5.59 per contest.
Jakob Junis takes the mound for the Royals tonight. He is 5-5 through 12 starts on the season and has a 3.62 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. Junis has pitched a total of 74.2 innings this season and has 71 strikeouts with 18 walks.
Athletics bounce back
The Athletics got back over the .500 mark on Thursday night with the win to also snap a brief 2-game losing streak. Oakland is now 32-31 overall and 16-15 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.43 runs per game this season while giving up 4.33 per contest.
Frankie Montas makes his third start for the Athletics tonight. Through his first two starts, he has allowed just one earned run over 14 innings for a 0.64 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP. He has nine strikeouts and two walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are just 3-13 in their last 16 against AL West opponents. They have won four of Junis’ last five road starts.
The Athletics have won 12 of their last 17 games against a right-handed starter and they are also 21-6 in their last 27 against AL Central opponents.
Montas has looked to be a great addition to the Oakland rotation. He has dominated so far, including eight scoreless at Kansas City last week in a 16-0 thrashing. I think Montas has another great outing against this poor KC lineup while Junis will give up a few runs on the road to the Athletics.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -140