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2018 MLB Season
(28-28) Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals (20-36)
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Ian Kennedy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -120 | Royals +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Montas was solid in his first start of the season after being called up from Triple AAA to face the Arizona Diamondbacks where he was able to collect his first win of the season. He went six innings giving up three hits and one earned run while he struck out seven and walked two.
Montas worked out of the bullpen for the Athletics last year where he posted a 10.13 K/9, 5.63 BB/9, and 2.81 HR/9 to go with a 7.03 ERA and 7.13 FIP in 32 innings of work. He has the swing-and-miss stuff, he just needs to pitch with more control and the two walks was a promising start for the 25 year old.
Oakland has been playing sub-par baseball in the last week winning three of their seven contests. During that time their lineup is slashing a putrid .156/.218/.263 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
Kansas City Royals
Kennedy was okay in his last outing as he got the no-decision in a 3-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. He went five innings giving up five hits and two earned runs while he struck out four and walked three.
In his last three starts before this one, Kennedy had given up 24 hits, 19 earned runs, and five home runs, and saw his ERA shoot up from 2.92 to 5.30, so it was promising to see him get a grasp of things, albeit against a weak Texas lineup. Lucky for him, he’ll get to face a slumping Oakland lineup.
Kansas City has been playing winning baseball in the last week winning four of their seven contests. During that time their lineup has been hitting well as they are slashing .273/.329/.435 to go with 25 extra-base hits and 35 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass.
- OAK are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
- Under is 8-1-1 in OAK last 10 games as a favorite.
- KC are 21-49 in their last 70 games as an underdog.
- KC are 9-20 in their last 29 home games.
- Under is 7-3 in KC last 10 Fri. games.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Kansas City’s bats lead them to victory
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Royals +115
Look for Kennedy to continue improving after a three-game collapse against a floundering Oakland lineup. Kansas City’s lineup is in the midst of a little hot streak and should be able to find success against the vulnerable Montas. Roll with the home team to get a win for the home crowd.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Royals 5 – Athletics 3
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