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(63-82) Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals (74-71)
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Edinson Volquez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +135 / Royals -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 -155 / Royals -1.5 +135
MLB Betting Total: 9 runs
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You would think the Royals would be happy to host the A’s, who are in the basement of the AL West and have the 3rd fewest wins in the AL. Well, that is not the case, as Oakland has won the first 3 games of this series and goes for the sweep tonight. ‘
Losing 3 straight to the A’s could not have come at a worse time for the Royals, who are now 5 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card.
The A’s have gotten it done at the plate and on the mound in taking the first 3 games of this series totaling 29 runs and only giving up 7.
Before their taking the first 4 games of this series the A’s were swept by the Seattle Mariners in a 3-game set where they only combined to score 7 runs.
While the A’s bats have woken up in this series they still only rank 27th in runs scored and their pitching has also struggled on the season ranking 25th in team ERA.
Daniel Mengden (1-7 6.39 ERA) takes the mound for the A’s tonight and in his last start he gave up only 2 earned runs in 5 innings, but did not get much help in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. Oakland has lost his last 4 starts.
Mengden’s last start was his best since Late June, as in his previous 6 starts he had given up 31 earned runs.
The A’s are are 0-4 in Mengden’s last 4 starts against a team with a winning record.
The A’s are 30-40 on the road this season.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank only 26th in runs scored and 16th in team ERA.
Edinson Volquez (10-10 5.09 ERA) gets the call tonight in hopes of helping KC stop the bleeding in their 3 games skid and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City had lost his previous 2 starts.
Volquez has not been sharp as of late giving up 12 earned runs in his last 3 starts where he has lasted 14 innings. He has given up exactly 4 earned runs in each of his last 3 starts.
The Royals are only 1-4 in Volquezs last 5 home starts.
The Royals are a solid 42-28 at home this season, but they have dropped their last 4 home games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Athletics are 5-11 in their last 16 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics are 6-14 in their last 20 road games.
- Athletics have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- Royals are 0-4 in their last 4 home games.
- Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- Royals have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 7 home games.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals- MLB Prediction:
Tough to go with the A’s with Mengden on the hill, but he did have a pretty good last start and he will help Oakland take this game and complete the 4-game sweep.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland and UNDER the Number
The A’s have lit up the Royals in this series and they will do so again tonight with the total going Over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 7 – Kansas City 5
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