Royals vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics avoid another loss to the Kansas City Royals when the two meet up once again today at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 10, 2018
4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +155 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game has 68 percent going on the Athletics 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 snap losing streak
The Royals ended their six-game losing streak on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Oakland. Kansas City is now 22-43 overall and 12-22 on the road. The Royals are now averaging 3.85 runs per game this season while allowing 5.52 per contest.
Brad Keller is on the mound for the Royals today. He is making just his third start of the year, but has pitched in 23 games this season. Keller carries a 1-2 record with a 2.12 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Over his 29.2 innings of work, Keller has 19 strikeouts with nine walks.
Athletics can’t produce a run
The Athletics have been a .500 team all season, failing to get any major winning or losing streaks. Saturday’s loss ended just a 2-game win streak for the A’s. Oakland is now 33-32 overall and 17-16 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.40 runs per game this season while giving up 4.26 per contest.
Sean Manaea will pitch for the Athletics this afternoon. He is 5-6 on the year with a 3.59 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 80.1 innings this season and has 58 strikeouts with 18 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are just 1-5 in their last six road games and 11-27 in their last 38 following a win. They also are just 7-20 in their last 27 road games against a team with a winning record.
The Athletics are just 2-5 in Manaea’s last seven starts, but they have won his last four Sunday starts and his last four starts against AL Central opponents.
The Athletics don’t tend to stay up or down for long, so I can see them bouncing back this afternoon. Kansas City is going with Keller, who has pitched well, but only pitches a small number of innings. I don’t trust the Royals’ bullpen to keep the Athletics silent on back-to-back days. Look for Oakland to bounce back on Sunday.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -175