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(62-82) Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals (74-70)
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Yordano Ventura
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +130 / Royals -145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 -160 / Royals -1.5 +140
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Royals have lost the first 2 games of this series and their playoff hopes are dwindling. They are out of the AL Central race and in the Wild Card they are 5 games out of the 2nd spot.
Before this series began the A’s had lost 3 straight. They are 24 games out of first place in the AL West.
The Royals are 9-4 in their last 13 games facing the A’s.
Oakland ranks 28th in the Majors in runs scored and 25th in team ERA.
While the A’s have struggled at the plate this season they have totaled 21 runs in the first 2 games of this series.
Sean Manaea (5-9 4.40 ERA) goes for the A’s today and in his last start he did not give up any earned runs in, but left after 3 innings with a minor injury.
Manaea was on the 15-day DL in June and since coming off of it he is 3-5 with an ERA of 3.28 in 12 appearances, including 11 starts.
Manaea is a rookie and he has yet to win on the road going 0-6 with an ERA of 6.44 in 8 starts away from Oakland. In 8 road starts this season the A’s only have 1 win.
The A’s are 29-40 on the road this season.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank only 26th in runs scored, but a respectable 14th in team ERA.
Yordano Ventura (10-10 4.26 ERA) goes for the Royals and in his last outing he was not sharp at all giving up 4 earned runs off 10 hits in 7 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City had won his previous 7 starts.
Ventura is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA against the A’s in his 2 career starts facing them.
In Ventura’s last 3 home starts he is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.55.
The Royals are 26-10 in Ventura’s last 36 home starts.
The Royals are 42-27 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 4-9 in their last 13 overall.
- Athletics are 5-14 in their last 19 road games.
- Athletics have an Under record of 11-3 in their last 14 home games.
- Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 home games.
- Royals are 2-8 in their last 10 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Royals have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Manaea has struggled on the road this season while Ventura has been solid at home as of late and those things equal a KC win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland and UNDER the Number
In the last 7 games between these teams the total has gone Over 5 times and that is the pick tonight as well.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 6 – Oakland 3
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