Athletics vs. Royals - 6/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (42-28) at Oakland Athletics (34-42)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
J Guthrie (5-5) (5.90) vs. J Chavez (4-6) (2.90)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -153 / Kansas City Royals +143 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, CSN-CA
The Kansas City Royals look to sweep the Oakland Athletics Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won 18 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 84 hits and 31 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 88 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last seven road games. Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 5.90 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics looks for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Athletics have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 77 hits and 35 RBI while Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt have combined for 98 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost four of their last six home games. Jesse Chavez takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 2.90 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in Guthries last 14 road starts. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-9 in Chavezs last 13 starts. The under is 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings.
Both teams have been rather hot, but the Royals have been far more consistent and are killing teams with the bat and pitching. Hard not to take the plus money, especially with the way Guthrie has been on the road this season.