Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals - 4/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (6-2) at Oakland Athletics (4-6)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
E Volquez (1-0) (1.54) vs. R Hill (1-1) (3.11)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +106 / Kansas City Royals -116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Kansas City
Oakland Coliseum and the Oakland Athletics host the red hot Kansas City Royals Friday.
The Kansas City Royals have been hot and that continued Thursday in a 6-2 victory at Houston. Plenty of pitching and a five run 6th did the trick with starter Ian Kennedy tossing another gem to up his record to 2-0. Kennedy tossed a two hitter with a solo jack served up over seven frames while striking out seven. KC totaled 13 hits and walked once with Mike Moustakas smacking a solo homer with Eric Hosmer driving in two and scoring while Kendrys Moralys and Alex Gordon knocked in runs and scored. Kansas City turns to Edinson Volquez for his third start of 2016. Volquez did not receive a decision in a 4-3 win versus Minnesota with two runs scored on eight hits while whiffing ten over 5.2 frames.
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The Oakland Athletics are not the same team they were a few years back when they were a big time challenger in the American League West. The Athletics fell to 4-6 following a three game sweep at the hands of the visiting Angels after a 5-1 defeat on Wednesday. Neither the arms or bats were able to come through For the A's with starter Eric Surkamp giving up two runs on five hits and four walks over 4.2 frames with Liam Hendriks charged with two runs on four hits in 1/3 of an inning. The Oakland bats managed three hits and a walk with Marcus Semien slamming his 4th homer of the season. For this game the Athletics start Rich Hill who is looking to duplicate his last outing when he defeated Seattle on the road by a 6-1 count. Hill allowed the lone run on a solo homer with ten strikeouts through six innings.
The under is 7-1 in Kansas City last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Royals are 21-5 in their last 26 games on grass. The under is 7-1 in Oakland last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Athletics are 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games. The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Oakland. When the Royals are playing well it’s hard to go against them…