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Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5-19-24 Picks

Oakland Athletics (19-28) vs. Kansas City Royals (27-19)
May 19, 2024 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals -164 / Oakland Athletics +139; Over/Under: +9
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The Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The A’s took on the Houston Astros in their last series. Oakland had trouble in that set, losing all four games 9-2, 2-1, 3-0 and 8-1 for a sweep. Following their Friday loss to the Royals 6-2, in game two the A’s posted 11 hits in a 5-3 defeat. Starter Ross Stripling put up 5.0 innings with four earned runs on nine hits and no walks.

In the starting pitcher role for the A’s on Sunday it’ll be JP Sears. This year Sears is 3-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 35 Ks in 50.0 innings over nine starts. Sears is 14-19 with a 4.28 ERA in 58 career games (52 starts).

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they played the Seattle Mariners in their last set. Kansas City was able to win 4-2 in the Tuesday matchup but otherwise lost 6-2 Monday and 4-2 Wednesday. After their Friday win, on Saturday KC got just about everyone involved with 11 team hits. Seth Lugo managed 5.2 innings in the start with two earned, six hits, a walk and 10 Ks.

It’ll be Brady Singer in the starting pitcher role for the Royals on Sunday. So far in his nine starts Singer is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA. He’s got 52 Ks in 50.2 innings. Singer is 30-33 with a 4.34 ERA in 104 career games (101 starts).

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Athletics’ last six day games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Nine of the Royals’ last 10 home games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Athletics’ last five games at Kauffman Stadium.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last five games between the Athletics and Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Brady Singer has recorded a win in each of his last six Sunday appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Royals’ last seven home games against AL West opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 home appearances against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit at least one home run in two of the Royals’ last three day games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight home appearances against the Athletics.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals’ last eight home games against AL West opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 home appearances against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in three of the Athletics’ last four day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded a Single in each of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in each of the Athletics’ last six day games.
  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Seth Brown has recorded a Double in five of his last six road appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.
  • Seth Brown has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last eight appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • JP Sears has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last seven Sunday appearances.
  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four road appearances against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’ll probably just stay with the Royals. Singer needs a bit of a bounce-back start, though. In his most recent outing versus the Mariners on May 13, Singer gave up four earned on nine hits and a walk in 5.0 innings during a loss. In the two starts prior however, Singer had just two earned in 11.1 innings. As for Sears, he should be pretty good here as well. Sears is 2-0 with just five earned in 17.0 total innings across his last three starts.

On Saturday in game two the Royals had an explosive night at the plate. Adam Frazier (0-for-3) was the only batter without a hit. I like KC to keep rolling in the finale.

Andrew's Free Pick: Kansas City Royals -164

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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