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(7-2) Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A’s (4-6)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Edionson Volquez vs. Rich Hill
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals -107 / A’s -103
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals -1.5 +150 / A’s +1.5 -170
MLB Betting Total: 7
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The defending champion Royals have won 6 of their last 7 games and their last 3. They are tied with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.
After riding high after a sweep of the Mariners in Seattle they came back and were swept by the Angels. Their pitching was not that bad in the series, but their offense only scored 6 runs in the 3 games.
The Royals have won their last 4 games facing the A’s in Oakland.
Including the playoffs, the A’s have lost eight of their last nine games against the Royals.
In their last games the Royals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 and the A’s lost to the L.A. Angels 5-1.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank in the middle of the pack in runs scored (17th), but their pitching has been solid ranking 4th in team ERA. They gave up 2 runs in each of their last 3 games.
Edinson Volquez (1-0, 1.54 ERA) goes for the Royals tonight and in his last outing he took a no decision in giving up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work in a 4-3 win over the Twins.
Volquez faced the A’s in Oakland last June only giving up 1 run in a 5-2 Royals win.
The Royals are 25-10 in their last 35 games when Volquez has gotten the starting nod.
The Royals are 3-1 on the road this season.
The A’s pitching has been solid on the season ranking 6th in team ERA. However, their offense has struggled only ranking 27th in runs scored. Speaking of struggling the A’s bats have really been so as of late, as they are batting .185 as a team in their last 4 games and for the season they have 82 strikeouts.
In losing 4 straight to the Royals the A’s have only batted .203.
Rich Hill (1-1, 3.12 ERA) gets the nod for the A’s tonight and after not pitching well in his first start of the season he got the win in his last one going 6 innings and only giving up a run in a 6-1 win over the Mariners. In that game he also struck out 10 Seattle batters.
Hill has faced the Royals 11 times in his career, but has not done so since the 2013 season.
There is no place like home does not ring true for the A’s so far this season, as they have lost 6 of their 7 home games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- A’s are 7-19 in their last 26 home games.
- A’s are 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- A’s have an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A’s MLB Prediction:
Volquez will have a solid start tonight and while Hill may pitch well the Oakland offense will continue to struggle and the Royals will take the first game of this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
In the last 5 games between these teams the Under record is 3-1-1 and look for that trend to continue tonight in Oakland.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 – Oakland 1
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