Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals 09/15/2021 MLB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals 09/15/2021 – Oakland Athletics seem to be in trouble after dropping their last game against the Royals. The Athletics are one game behind the Mariners and the Wild Card round looks like a big challenge ahead. The Royals will enter this game holding the fourth spot in the AL Central Division play. Kansas City is not going to make it to the playoffs but they are doing their best to stay ahead of the Twins. The top online sportsbook odds are up and running as these two teams clash from Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals 09/15/2021
|When:||Wednesday, September 15, 8:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
Oakland Athletics are coming off an unexpected defeat against the Royals in their opener. The Athletics gave up 10 runs and scored just seven in return. Oakland’s Frankie Montas gave up three-plus innings and four runs with eight hits and two walks in total. Seam Manaea will be set to the nod here as their starter in this game. Manaea gave up 152 hits and 67 runs in a span of 156 plus innings. The Athletics will need to get past the Mariners and continue their battle with other opponents for the Wild Card round.
Players to watch: Matt Olson 1B (GP 137, AB 497, R 91, H 137, 2B 32, 3B 0, HR 34, RBI 98, TB 271, BB 71, SO 94, SB 4, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.37, SLG 0.545, OPS 0.916, WAR 5), Matt Chapman 3B (GP 137, AB 480, R 70, H 105, 2B 13, 3B 3, HR 25, RBI 69, TB 199, BB 70, SO 180, SB 3, AVG 0.219, OBP 0.318, SLG 0.415, OPS 0.733, WAR 3.2).
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals won 66 and dropped 78 games in total. The Royals are now two games ahead of the Twins and are chasing the Tigers for the third. Kansas City defeated the Twins in their last series with a final record of 2-1. Mike Minor will be sent to the mound here as their starter in this game. Minor has given up 156 hits and 92 runs in a span of 158 plus innings. Minor has been one of the main pitchers for the Royals this season. Kansas City has plenty of room for improvement for their next season.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 143, AB 584, R 86, H 162, 2B 35, 3B 3, HR 10, RBI 69, TB 233, BB 37, SO 86, SB 40, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.399, OPS 0.719, WAR 3.7), Salvador Perez C (GP 142, AB 548, R 75, H 150, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 42, RBI 105, TB 295, BB 24, SO 148, SB 1, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.315, SLG 0.538, OPS 0.853, WAR 4.8).
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
Oakland is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Athletics are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Oakland is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games this season.
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games.
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland.
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The recent MLB trends are intact for the Athletics to rebound and make up for their previous loss against the Royals. Kansas City will not stand a chance against Oakland’s batting unit. Take Oakland to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Athletics 7, Royals 4.