Oakland (T Roark) (@1.61) vs Kansas City (J Junis) (@2.37)

Our Prediction:

Oakland (T Roark) will win

Oakland (T Roark) – Kansas City (J Junis) Match Prediction | 28-08-2019 20:15

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The Oakland Athletics appear to have recovered from back-to-back home losses in the Bay Bridge Series, thanks in no small part to Marcus Semien. Covers community free betting prediction for Oakland Athletics (78% consensus). The team looks to clinch a series victory when it visits the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for the third contest of their four-game set...

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals 8/28/2019

He is throwing a 3.95 ERA with an overall 8-8 record on the season. The former Cincinnati Red held the Yankees to seven hits and two earned runs in six-plus innings. Roark has been serviable for the A's and should get plenty of run support here. Roark earned a win on the mound against the Yankees, and hell be looking to earn another on Wednesday night against the Royals. That performance came after he held the Astros to two runs as well in a six-inning effort. Lay the -160 with the A's here.

He averages about 16.8 pitches per inning and hardly ever gets to 100 pitches having crossed that threshold in just five of his 22 starts, so if the Royals can be patient, they can get him out of the game, but if hes on with this team hes facing, I can envision a good number of early count outs that can get him deep into the game. While it seems like a bit of a surprise that Chris Bassitt has been a solid starter for the As, he was pretty good last year in 47.2 innings and its not like he didnt have some success in 2014 and 2015 with the White Sox. But on the other hand, he has average velocity and doesnt get much spin and has been hit pretty darn hard this season, so maybe hes living on borrowed time. He throws his sinker more than anything and its been really good with a .233 average allowed and .367 SLG allowed, but the expected numbers are significantly higher, which in some ways is a credit to Oaklands excellent infield defense, but at least might mean regression is coming for him. He also doesnt get a ton of ground balls for someone who relies so heavily on his sinker, so that puts me more in the camp that regression must be coming soon enough.

The As lost two against the Giants over the weekend, but before that, they swept the Yankees and took three of four from the Astros, so theyre certainly no slouches. Im going to say the Royals scratch out one win, but its just another series loss in the end. This is a really good team and the Royals are a really bad team. What do you think?

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals, 6/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

The key to getting to Bailey is to not let him get settled in. Basically if he can get past the tough start to a game, he can be really good and give a team trouble, so the Royals need to be ready to pounce. Interestingly enough, the Royals are one of the two remaining teams Bailey has never faced, so he can cross that off his list. Hes featured very good control, some swing and miss ability and maybe a little bad luck. Hes given up a .287/.362/.489 line in the second and has been better but still not good in the third and fourth. Baileys splits indicate he might have some trouble against the Royals as hes allowed a .300/.363/.442 line to righties and, as you all know, the Royals best hitters are all right-handed. A familiar friend starts the series as Homer Bailey takes the mound in the green and gold to face his short-term but still former team. And then he gets better. Baileys overall numbers are pretty rough with Oakland, but hes been really good in five of his seven starts, struggling against the Astros and the cubs, but beating good offensive clubs like the Rangers, Brewers and Yankees as an A.

I never know for sure in this cursory looks at opposing pitchers, but his .764 OPS allowed with runners in scoring position compared with .681 with nobody on base and .646 with men on in general indicates hes probably had some bad luck and his numbers could actually be better than they are. Itd be nice to see them do that again to him. Hes faced the Royals seven times in his career and it hasnt often been pretty with a 5.30 ERA allowed and 51 hits in 35.2 innings. Mike Fiers continues to impress throughout most of his career. Fiers takes advantage of his home park quite well with a 2.92 ERA at home and 4.15 on the road, but Kauffman should play to his strengths as well and the Royals offense is pretty lackluster. He gets above average spin on it, which helps, but he mixes his pitches extremely well too with great results on his curve specifically. Hes changed a bit from his Brewers days when he got a lot of strikeouts with high fastballs, but hes allowed fewer home runs this year and has been generally very difficult to hit with just 7.5 hits allowed per nine innings. He does this while averaging about 90-91 on his fastball and still throwing it quite a bit. Hes been in the big leagues for parts of the last eight seasons now and has been solid to very good in five of them.

White Sox. Under is 4-0 in Lopezs last 4 home starts vs. Tigers are 2-6 in Boyds last 8 starts vs. Tigers. Tigers. White Sox. Over is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings. Over is 5-2 in Boyds last 7 starts vs. Under is 5-2-1 in Lopezs last 8 starts vs. White Sox. Tigers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago. Tigers are 0-7 in Boyds last 7 road starts vs.

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