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2018 MLB Season
(21-42) Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics (32-31)
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Trevor Cahill
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -185 | Royals +175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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It was a rough outing for Duffy in his last start, but was able to walk away with a no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels. He went five innings giving up seven hits, four earned runs, and two home runs while he struck out none and walked three.
Duffy has been horrendous this season where he owns a 6.98 K/9, 4.39 BB/9, and a 2.07 HR/9 to go with an ugly 5.81 ERA and an even higher 6.06 FIP. For someone who owns a career 1.07 HR/9, the long ball and the walks have been a big contributor to his ERA.
Kansas City has continued their losing ways in the last week losing six of their seven contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .200/.264/.327 to go with 18 extra-base hits and 16 RBI.
Cahill wasn’t too impressive in his last outing, but was able to get the no-decision against Kansas City. He went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and four earned runs while he struck out six and walked two.
Despite the sub-par outing, Cahill has been pitching well this season posting an 8.69 K/9, 2.03 BB/9, 0.74 HR/9, 2.77 ERA and 3.05 FIP. He’s been able to have a good combo of inducing strikeouts, keeping batters off base, and has been inducing ground balls at 60% this season, all the while he has been supported by some solid defense.
Oakland has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that time their lineup has been hitting the ball well as they are slashing .293/.352/.474 to go with 20 extra-base hits and 35 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- KC are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings.
- KC are 18-37 in their last 55 overall.
- KC are 3-11 in Duffys last 14 starts.
- Under is 13-3 in OAK last 16 home games.
- Under is 10-4-2 in OAK last 16 overall.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: Oakland handles Kansas City at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics -1.5
Duffy had just been awful and is hard to trust on the road. This seems like an easy one, I’ll be going with the hotter pitcher and lineup who are playing at home. Oakland is 12-4 in these two teams last 16 meetings.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Athletics 6 – Royals 4
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