Athletics Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 14, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 14, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (77-66) visit the Kansas City Royals (65-78) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday, featuring two top-10 sluggers. Matt Olson has 34 home runs (sixth in league) for the Athletics, and Salvador Perez is third with 42 home runs for the Royals. Oakland (-165 to win) has Frankie Montas on the mound, while Kansas City (+145) is sending out Jackson Kowar.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 14, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Royals Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics have been favorites in 94 games this season and won 54 (57.4%) of those contests.
  • Oakland has entered 29 games this season favored by -165 or more and is 17-12 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.4% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Athletics and their opponents are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games with a total.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 5.6
HR 13
ERA 6.21
K/9 8.7

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Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have been chosen as underdogs in 97 games this year and have walked away with the win 42 times (43.3%) in those games.
  • Kansas City has a mark of 16-20 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +145 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 39.6% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Royals and their foes are 4-5-1 in their previous 10 contests.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.3
HR 13
ERA 4.15
K/9 8.3

Royals Probable Pitcher – Jackson Kowar

  • Kowar (0-3) takes the mound first for the Royals in his fifth start of the season. He’s put together a 9.53 ERA in 17 innings pitched, with 15 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Tuesday, Sept. 7 against the Orioles, when he went six innings, allowing six earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 9.53, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season. Opposing batters have a .309 batting average against him.
  • Kowar has pitched five or more innings in a game two times this season heading into this matchup.
  • The Royals were the underdog on the moneyline for two Kowar starts this season — they lost both.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 14, 2021 at 8:05 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 77-66
Home 40-34
Road 37-32
vs LHP (Starters) 32-22
vs RHP (Starters) 45-44
Day Games 4-5
Night Games 73-61

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Frankie Montás

  • The Athletics will send Montas (12-9) to the mound for his 29th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in seven innings pitched against the White Sox on Thursday.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.57 ERA ranks 20th, his 181 strikeouts rank 14th, his 10.00 K/9 ranks 16th, and his 2.60 BB/9 ranks 12th.
  • In 28 starts this season, Montás has lasted five or more innings 26 times, with an average of 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • His team has been victorious in 61.1% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 11-7.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 14, 2021 at 8:05 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 65-78
Home 34-35
Road 31-43
vs LHP (Starters) 25-21
vs RHP (Starters) 40-56
Day Games 5-6
Night Games 60-72

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics average 1.3 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 179 total home runs .
  • The Athletics have racked up at least two dingers in 52 games this season, and are 33-19 in those contests.
  • Oakland has 13 home runs during the past 10 games.
  • Olson leads Oakland in home runs (34) and runs batted in (98) this season while batting .276.
  • Jed Lowrie is batting .249 with an OBP of .324 and a slugging percentage of .405 this season.

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals have hit just 148 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
  • In 69 games at home this season, they’ve hit 65 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, Kansas City has hit 13 home runs.
  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .276 with 35 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Perez has hit 42 home runs with 105 RBI. Both lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Athletics (-165)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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