At 9:40 PM ET, the Athletics and Royals will square off in an AL matchup. This one is taking place at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, and the Athletics are the slight underdogs on the money line, with their payout sitting at +148 compared to the Royals at -176. The over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs.

Kansas City will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak, as they are 41-33 overall and in 3rd place in the AL Central. The Athletics are 5th in the AL West with a record of 27-48. Luis Medina will be starting for the Athletics, while the Royals are going with Cole Ragans. BSKC is carrying this game on TV.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +148

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 9:40 ET on Wednesday, June 19th.

HOW TO BET THE ROYALS VS ATHLETICS:

  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Athletics to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Despite coming in as the slight underdogs on the road, the Athletics picked up a 7-5 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. Oakland's offense got off to a fast start, scoring two runs in the first and adding three more in the 2nd. On the other side, the Royals got on the board with one run in the 5th and added their final two runs in the 8th.

Zack Gelof and JJ Bleday each homered for the A's, while Miguel Andujar went 2/4 with two RBIs. Nick Loftin hit the game's other home run for the Royals, going 1/3 with three RBIs.

Hogan Harris only went five innings for the A's but gave up just one run and picked up the win. Mason Miller got the save. Alec Marsh had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss.

Royals Records & Stats

The Royals are 41-33 overall and trail the Guardians by five games in the AL Central. They have dropped two straight games, and this came after taking the final two games of their series vs. the Red Sox. So far, they have gone 13-9 in divisional games.

Kansas City has been good at home this year, going 25-14, but they are just below .500 at 16-19 on the road. As the favorite, the Royals have gone 19-10 this year and 22-23 as the underdog. Currently, their overall series record is 11-11-1, and they have dropped two straight series.

When the Royals are on the road, they are 21-14 against the run line. Their average run margin in all games is +0.8 runs per game. In their last two road games, they have failed to cover the run line.

In 2021, the Kansas City Royals have played in 56 games with over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, which accounts for 75.7% of their games. Their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 34-38. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, the Royals have gone 3-9 in those games. Their average over/under line for the season is set at 8 runs per game.

Left-hander Cole Ragans gets the start for the Royals today as he faces the Athletics on the road. He has made 15 starts this season and has a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 3.14. Ragans has pitched well this year, coming in with a WHIP of 1.14 and batting average allowed of .219. In his 15 starts, he has turned in 10 quality starts and is averaging 10.67 strikeouts per nine innings. Ragans' last outing came against the Dodgers, where he went seven innings, giving up three earned runs, and finished with a no-decision. He has not taken a loss in his last three outings.

As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 8th in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.4 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .249 as a team, which is 7th in the league. The Royals are also one of the league's top home run-hitting teams, with a collective 72 homers.

Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. have been two of the Royals' top hitters this season, with Perez batting .296 and Witt Jr. hitting .321. Both players also have 11 home runs. Witt Jr. has gone 8/25 over his last six games, while MJ Melendez is 4/10 in his last five games. Melendez and Nelson Velazquez are also tied for the team's 2nd most home runs, but both are batting under .205 for the season.

Athletics Records & Stats

The Athletics are 5th in the AL West, three games behind the Angels for 4th place in the division. Overall, the Athletics are 27-48, putting them 17 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. Oakland has really struggled against other AL West teams, going 6-14 this year.

So far, the Athletics have really struggled in night games, going 12-29. As the underdog, Oakland is 21-46 this year, and they are 10-18 as the home underdog. Oakland has an overall series record of 7-15-1, and they have dropped seven straight series.

When the Athletics win, they do so by an average of 2.9 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by 3.5 runs per game. Their run line record as the underdog is 35-32, and they have covered the run line in two straight games as the underdog. Their overall run line record is 37-38, with a -1.2 run differential per game.

When the Oakland Athletics play at home, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. The over/under record for the Athletics this season is 33-40, and the average combined run average in their games is 8.5 runs. When the line is set at 7.5 runs, the over/under record is 10-13. The A's have played 49 games with over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, which accounts for 65.3% of their games. Their current over streak is at 2 games.

Luis Medina will be making his third start of the season for the Athletics, and he will be taking on the Royals. Medina has taken a loss in each of his first two starts, going 5 innings in his first outing and 4 2/3 in his last start. He has 3 strikeouts in each of his first two starts.

So far this season, the Athletics offense has been one of the league's worst, averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 28th in the league. Their team batting average of .222 is also near the bottom of the league, and they are 22nd in on-base percentage. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.1 runs per game.

Over his last five games, JJ Bleday has gone 10/20 with a home run and three RBIs. He is currently 13th in the league with 10 home runs and is 3rd on the team with 27 RBIs. Brent Rooker leads the team with 42 RBIs and has gone deep 13 times this season. Catcher Shea Langeliers is also tied for the team lead with 13 homers but is batting just .201 for the year.