Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals - 6/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (41-28) at Oakland Athletics (34-41)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C Young (6-3) (2.83) vs. S Kazmir (4-4) (2.70)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -120 / Kansas City Royals +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-West
The Kansas City Royals look to cool down the surging Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
The Kansas City Royals have been able to maximize their hot streaks and limit the slow periods which is why they are first in the American League Central. The Royals continued to maintain their hold on first with a 5-2 win at Oakland in Friday action for their third win in four contests. Starter Edinson Volquez was at the top of his game with the lone run plated on two hits and a BB over seven frames to get the win. KC did their damage on an eleven hit, three walk attack that saw Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez smack solo homers. Veteran Chris Young toes the rubber versus Oakland for the first time this season. Young has either been very good or very bad this year and it was the latter in a 13-2 pounding by Boston with seven runs given up on seven hits including three homers in 4.2 frames.
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It seems the Oakland Athletics have shaken off their slow start although they need to keep winning. The red hot Athletics cooled off for a day Friday with their five game winning streak coming to an end although they have still won seven of eleven. Jesse Hahn took the loss with all five runs scored (three earned) on nine hits including a pair of homers through six frames. The offense never got going with four hits and a walk to their credit with Sam Fuld singling in Marcus Semien with Ben Zobrist doubling in Josh Phegley.Scott Kazmir is slated to be on the hill for Saturday’s start against visiting Kansas City. Kazmir was dominant in a 3-2 win over the Angels last time out with a run scored on six hits and a trio of BB in 7.1 innings.
The under is 7-1 in Kansas City’s last 8 Saturday games and is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog while the Royals are 7-3 in their last 10 overall. Oakland are 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 overall and is 7-3-1 in the Athletics last 11 on grass. The under is 14-6-1 in the last 21 meetings. Small play on a very good Royals squad for action…