Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds & Info
|Game||Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics|
|Date & Time||Sunday April 19, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
KC -110 Total 8
Both the Oakland As and the Kansas City Royals sit second in their respective divisions, but in the brutal AL Central the Royals have an 8-2 record while the A's are sitting at just 5-6. They close out a three-game series on Sunday in Kansas City.
The Royals will put Danny Duffy on the mound to start off the afternoon. Duffy is one of the rare pitchers in the game who has recorded a win despite giving up a number of runs in his first game of the year; in six innings he surrendered three runs for a bloated 6.31 ERA, but the Royals' bats made up for his less-than-stellar pitching.
Craig Gentry may be one of the best defensive center fielders in the game. His career .991 fielding percentage is best on the A's roster, while he's only given up six errors in 400 career games. Gentry's capability to play offense, however, is far less robust. In over 900 at bats he has a grand total of 4 career home runs.
Recent Betting Trends
Athletics are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Kansas City.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Royals are 9-4 in Duffys last 13 starts.
Athletics are 23-7 in Kazmirs last 30 starts as a favorite.
Free MLB Pick:
The starting pitching match-up is just too one sided as Oakland's starter Scott Kazmir 2-0 with 0.69 ERA. The Royals offense carried the load early on this year but once the offense stop producing the big runs Kansas City has struggled and lost 3 of last 4 games. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 4-2.