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(61-82) Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals (74-69)
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +160 / Royals -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 -130 / Royals -1.5 +110
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Royals had their 2-game win streak snapped in the first game of this series yesterday getting embarrassed losing to the A’s 16-3. They are out of the AL Central race, but are in the Wild Card hunt 4 games out of the 2nd spot.
The A’s will not be making the playoffs this season in the basement of the AL West and they had lost 3 in a row before beating the Royals yesterday.
The Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 games facing the A’s. They had won 5 straight at home before the blowout loss in Game 1 of this series yesterday.
No surprise the A’s are in dead last in the AL West only ranking 28th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA.
Jharel Cotton 1-0 1.42 ERA) goes for the A’s tonight and his last start was his first for the season going 6 innings and only giving up 1 earned run on 2 hits in a 4-1 win over the L.A. Angels.
Cotton’s last start was his Major League debut and this season in AAA he went 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA.
The A’s have lost 14 of their last 18 road games.
The A’s are only 1-8 in their last 9 games facing a team with a winning record.
The A’s are 28-40 on the road this season.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank 13th in the Majors in team ERA, but their offense has been the issue this season only ranking 25th in runs scored.
Danny Duffy (11-2 3.13 ERA) goes for the Royals tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. KC has lost his last 3 starts.
In Duffy’s last 3 starts he has gone 16 innings and has given up 13 earned runs.
In Duffy’s career he has 5 appearances facing the A’s, including 4 starts, going 3-0 with an ERA of 2.59.
Duffy is undefeated at home this season at 6-0 with a 3.38 ERA.
The Royals are 23-6 in Duffy’s last 29 home starts.
The Royals are 42-26 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
- Athletics are 4-14 in their last 18 road games.
- Athletics have an Under record of 19-7 in their last 26 games.
- Royals are 21-9 in their last 30 overall.
- Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- Royals have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals- MLB Prediction:
Tough call tonight with the pitching match up, but Cotton had a great MLB debut and he will pitch well again tonight and lead the A’s to another upset win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland & UNDER
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 5 – KC 2
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