A’s vs. Royals Moneyline Play 6/26/22

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Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, June 26th, 02:10 ET
Location: Kauffman Stadium
Money Line: Athletics +134 / Royals -160 (Find Dimeline Sportsbooks)
Total Line: 8.5


Oakland: James Kaprielian (0-5, 5.98) Kansas City: Brady Singer (3-2, 4.34)

Athletics Projected Lineup

Sean Murphy C Jonah Bride 2B Jed Lowrie 2B Ramón Laureano CF Elvis Andrus SS Cristian Pache CF Seth Brown RF Christian Bethancourt 1B Tony Kemp LF James Kaprielian P

Royals Projected Lineup

Carlos Santana 1B Michael A. Taylor CF Hunter Dozier 1B Kyle Isbel RF Nicky Lopez 2B MJ Melendez C Bobby Witt Jr. SS Whit Merrifield 2B Andrew Benintendi LF Brady Singer P


Oakland Athletics: 24-49-0 SU / OU 31-36-6 / Run Line W/L 33-40-0 Kansas City Royals: 26-44-0 SU / OU 34-33-3 / Run Line W/L 29-41-0

The Kansas City Royals host the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, June 26th at Kauffman Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Kansas City as the favorite (-160), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

Oakland looks to keep things rolling after taking down the Royals by the score of 9-7. For the game, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 7 runs on 10 hits. The Athletics lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 14 hits, leading to 9 runs. Oakland picked up the win, despite getting 150.0 on the moneyline. With the over-under line set at 9.5 runs, the Athletics and Royals combined to go over this total. Games involving the Athletics have stayed below the over-under line more than half of the time, at 31-36-6.

After their 5 most recent games, the Athletics have gone just 1-4. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -16. A key reason for Oakland’s recent struggles is an offense averaging just 2.6 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average of 3.15. Oakland’s overall series record is just 4-17-2.

Kansas City is coming off a 2 run loss to the Athletics 9-7. Kansas City’s pitching staff gave up 14 hits, leading to 9 runs for the Athletics. At the plate, the Royals scored 7 times on 10 hits. Kansas City came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-175.0). For the season, the team has been favored in 19 games, winning at a rate of 47.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Royals and Athletics combined to surpass the line of 9.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 34-33-3.

Across their last 5 contests, the Royals are above .500, going 3-2. They have managed to pick up these wins despite having a negative run differential over their last 5 games (0). Compared to their season average, the Royals come into this game swinging the bats well, averaging 5.6 runs per game. Kansas City has a below .500 series record of just 5-14-4.

Pitching Matchup

Oakland will roll with James Kaprielian (0-5) as their starter. So far, Kaprielian has put together an ERA of 5.98. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.62 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.264. Opponents are hitting for power against Kaprielian, as his HR/9 figure sits at 2.14. Up to this point, Kaprielian has a strikeout percentage of just 16.0% and a per game average of 3.4. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.05 walks per outing.

The Kansas City Royals will send Brady Singer to the mound with an overall record of 3-2. To date, Singer has an ERA of 4.34 while lasting an average of 4.52 innings per appearance. Compared to other starters, the right-hander has a high BA allowed of 0.256. Home runs have been an issue for Singer, as he is allowing an average of 1.59 per 9 innings pitched. Overall, he is averaging 4.4 strikeouts per game, on a K rate of 23.0%. Singer has done a good job at limiting walks, averaging just 1.77 per contest.

Oakland vs Kansas City History

For the season, the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals will be playing their 6th game of the season. Kansas City holds the edge in the series at 3-2. Through 5 games, the series’ over-under record is 1-4, with the average run total sitting at 12.0 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.8 runs. Last season, Oakland picked up the series win, 5 games to 2. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 4-3. Last year, the Athletics and Royals averaged 12.0 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 4.0 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Oakland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 10 games

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Prediction

Heading into Sunday’s American League matchup between Oakland and Kansas City, the A’s are the favorite to close out the series with a win. Even though the Royals have lost 2 straight games in which Brady Singer got the start, I see Kansas City pulling off the upset. I like the Royals on the moneyline.

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