Royals vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics string together another victory when they host the struggling Kansas City Royals today at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:05PM 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 -200 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +175 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game has yet to be established. 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 lose sixth straight
The Royals dropped Friday’s game with Oakland, 7-2. KC has lost six straight entering today’s contest. Kansas City is now 21-43 overall and 11-22 on the road. The Royals are now averaging 3.88 runs per game this season while allowing 5.61 per contest.
Danny Duffy is on the mound for the Royals today. He is 2-6 on the season through 13 starts and has a 5.81 ERA with a 1.61 WHIP. Duffy has pitched a total of 69.2 innings this year and has 54 strikeouts with 34 walks.
Athletics bounce back
The Athletics have won the first two games of this series and are looking to establish a three-game win streak later today. Oakland is now 33-31 overall and 17-15 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.47 runs per game this season while giving up 4.30 per contest.
Trevor Cahill takes the mound for Oakland this afternoon. He is just 1-2 through eight starts, but has a 2.77 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Cahill has pitched 48.2 innings and has 47 strikeouts with 11 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 3-14 in their last 17 against AL West opponents and 16-37 in their last 53 against a winning team.
The Athletics have won 21 of their last 26 against AL Central opponents and 18-6 in their last 24 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30.
Cahill has just a 1-2 record, but that is due to a lack of run support. He has been very solid on the mound and I think he will get the run support today that has been lacking in 2018. Duffy hasn’t been very good and I don’t see him dialing up a tremendous road start against Oakland.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -200