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(8-2) Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland A’s (4-7)
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: o.Co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Chris Young vs. Chris Bassitt
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The defending champs will be by the Bay this weekend. They are looking like a repeat would not be out of the question while Oakland is looking like a team that has a long, long, way to go.
The first thing would be to win some games at home, where they are 1-6 heading into Friday’s action.
The Royals are not the most exciting team to watch in the Majors but their mistake free approach is likely to do the trick against Oakland.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are looking to continue their good play over the weekend. They head into this series (beginning on Friday) on a three game winning streak. Not much new to report as they are doing what they have done the last couple of seasons.
Not giving up much and scoring just enough to win.
The lineup could definitely produce more as only Eric Hosmer could be considered to have gotten off to a good start. They are 7-2 though so you can’t complain too much.
Chris Young has suffered both of the losses that the Royals had coming into Friday’s action. His first start was solid but he go hit hard at Houston on the road so another road start might not be the thing to get him going.
K.C. sticks with their philosophy of getting a solid six from their guys and then trusting the bullpen but he has to be able to get them there. Oakland does not have near the lineup threats that Houston does.
Oakland is struggling this season and it is all because they cannot score runs. Marcus Semien has been a surprising source of power with four home runs but that still has not been enough to power a lineup where only two players are batting over .250.
Danny Valencia leads the team with an overage over .300 but it is pretty empty. Given the way this team is constructed that is likely to be the case all season long…its no surprise though.
Chris Bassitt has one mediocre start and one good one through the season’s first couple of weeks.
The key for him is going to be keeping the walks down because he has good stuff. He might have had a bad record in his first MLB go last year but you can see why Oakland wants to give him time to develop.
If he can actually get a lead the bullpen is not so terrible, in fact the whole staff has been very solid overall.
Oakland just doesn’t have the bats.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1-1 in KC last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-1-1 in KC last 9 on grass.
- KC are 22-5 in their last 27 games on grass.
- Under is 7-1 in OAK last 8 overall.
- Under is 7-1 in OAK last 8 on grass.
- OAK are 7-19 in their last 26 home games
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland MLB Prediction:
This is a tough call for me. Chris Young is always one of my fade candidates and he has gotten off to a poor start this season…but backing Oakland is tough. They just don’t score enough to give you a lot of confidence.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City
I may not like the Young but when he is on the mound is when you get the best value with KC.
I am willing to go with him against the weak Oakland lineup and hope he can bridge to that awesome bullpen to get the victory.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 – Oakland 3
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