The Oakland Athletics’ Jon Lester will put his dominant career record against the Kansas City Royals on the line on Tuesday night as the teams battle in the AL’s Wild Card Game.
Lester has faced the Royals 13 times in his career, going 9-3 with a 1.84 ERA over those 88 innings of work. The lefthander finished the regular season at 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA.
James Shields will counter for Kansas City on Tuesday; Shields is 6-4 with a 3.82 ERA in his career against the A’s.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline of -105 at TopBet for Tuesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bodog.
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Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 89-73 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 88-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 8.
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How Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup
The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.02 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 3 at 3.53 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.99 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.36 hits per game).
Defensively, Oakland features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.58 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Oakland threw a shutout at Texas in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Sonny Gray to defeat Texas 4-0 on Sunday.
The Royals enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with Yordano Ventura throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games when playing Oakland