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Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals 9/15/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Odds & Info

Game Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Wednesday September 15, 2021, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, USA
Latest odds
OAK -145 ; O/U 8.5
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The Oakland Athletics will be at Kauffman Stadium Wednesday night for game two of three against the Kansas City Royals. The Oakland Athletics come into this game 77-66 on the year after losing two of the last five games played. Oakland struggled from the plate last game mount with only five hits on the day including an abysmal 1-3 with runners in scoring position leaving one man on base. Oakland scored all their runs thanks in part to the long ball as Yan Gomes got the scoring going with a solo home run in the fifth inning, while Matt Olson added a two-run home run in the sixth.

James Kaprielian got the start for Oakland giving up four runs on eight hits, while striking out five batters across 3.2 innings of work leading to the loss. The Oakland bullpen pitched well giving up no runs on three hits across the final 5.1 innings.

The Kansas City Royals have won three of their last five games improving the team's record to 65-78 on the year. Mike Minor (8-12 5.05 ERA) will get the start Wednesday night against Oakland. Minor has allowed 89 runs on 156 hits, while striking out 149 batters in 158.2 innings of work across 28 appearances in 2021.

Nicky Lopez leads the way for Kansas City with a .300 batting average to go with a team high .365 OBP. Salvador Perez supplies the power for Kansas City with 42 home runs and 105 RBI's this season.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games 
  • Oakland is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against KC
  • Total has gone OVER in 5 of the last 6 road games for Oakland
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 6 games for KC against Oakland
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 home games for KC

Free MLB Pick:

Oakland Athletics -145

The Oakland Athletics are chasing a Wild Card spot and must win games against bad teams in order to make the playoffs. Look for Oakland to control this game with the better pitcher backed by the better lineup in route to an important home win. Final Score Prediction, the Oakland Athletics win 6-1.

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