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2021 MLB Handicapping
(29-31) Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics (37-26)
Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Frankie Montas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +131 | Athletics -143
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+129)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The A’s are in first place in the AL Central and will be welcoming the struggling Royals with open arms for this weekend series.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has lost five in a row after getting swept by the Angels. That is a tough one to swallow as this team seems to be intent on lingering at the bottom of the AL Central with the Twins and Tigers. They need more from their offense. Sal Perez might be the best hitting catcher in the game but that is not enough to carry the offense.
Mike Minor has struggled with consistency this season. He can look good one inning and the next inning he gets blasted for a couple of homers. He has hit hard in his last start which is not encouraging either.
Kansas City needs to score a bunch of runs to win because their turn-back-the-clock bullpen is just not performing well this season. There are just not a lot of sure things late in games for Kansas City.
Oakland started the week with a couple of wins over Arizona. They played early yesterday while the Royals played late, that could be an advantage. I am not sure what is up with Matt Chapman. He is striking out more than a third of the time. His struggles are preventing this offense from taking off.
Frankie Montas appears to be getting better as the season progresses. He has never lost to the Royals but you don’t want to get too caught up in a small sample size. He was solid at Coors Field in his last start.
Oakland is missing Liam Hendricks in their bullpen. They are getting by with Lou Trevino and Jake Diekman closing out games but the depth is not what it was in the bullpen a year ago.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Royals are 57-119 in their last 176 games as a road underdog.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Athletics are 46-12 in their last 58 vs. American League Central.
- Athletics are 10-3 in their last 13 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The A’s are the better team, there is no doubt about that. Montas is no sure thing but I think he can outdo Minor for sure.
The prices here mean we have to go with the run line on the A’s. I am not as excited about that but it is the smart play.
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