Athletics Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – June 11, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on June 11, 2021

Two of the league’s top power hitters will meet Friday when the Oakland Athletics (37-27) and Kansas City Royals (30-31) take to the field at 9:40 PM ET, live on NBCS-CA. Matt Olson has 15 home runs for the Athletics (-143 favorites on the moneyline) while Salvador Perez has 14 homers this season for the Royals (+120). Cole Irvin starts for Oakland while Kansas City will counter with Brady Singer.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 11, 2021, 2:01 AM 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 won 22, or 59.5%, of the 37 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Oakland has won 11 of its 17 games, or 64.7%, when favored by at least -143 on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have a 56.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Athletics and their opponents are 3-7 in their last 10 games with a total.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.1
HR 8
ERA 3.21
K/9 7.4

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Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have won in 15, or 41.7%, of the 36 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 9-16 when favored by +120 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 43.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • When it comes to the total, the Royals and their opponents are 6-3-1 in their previous 10 games.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 5.3
HR 12
ERA 4.76
K/9 9.1

Royals Probable Pitcher – Brady Singer

  • Singer (3-5) gets the starting nod for the Royals in his 13th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.88 ERA in 59 innings pitched, with 62 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Sunday against the Twins, the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.88, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .269 batting average against him.
  • Singer is seeking his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.1 frames per start.
  • The Royals were the underdog on the moneyline for five Singer starts this season — they lost all of the games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of June 11, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 37-27
Home 19-18
Road 18-9
vs LHP (Starters) 16-9
vs RHP (Starters) 21-18
Day Games 1-2
Night Games 36-25

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Cole Irvin

  • Irvin (4-7) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw six innings against the Rockies, giving up one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s strikeouts and ERA do not rank in the top 15.
  • Irvin has two starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • His team has been victorious in 57.1% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 4-3.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of June 11, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 30-31
Home 16-15
Road 14-16
vs LHP (Starters) 9-9
vs RHP (Starters) 21-22
Day Games 2-2
Night Games 28-29

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics average 1.2 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB action with 78 total home runs.
  • The Athletics have hit 40 homers at home this season (1.1 per game).
  • Oakland has hit eight home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Olson leads Oakland in batting average (.277), home runs (15) and runs batted in (41) this season.
  • Mark Canha has collected 58 hits this season and has an OBP of .378. He’s slugging .469 on the year.

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals have hit 59 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
  • In 30 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 28 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, Kansas City has hit 12 home runs.
  • Perez leads the Royals in home runs (14) and runs batted in (40).
  • Andrew Benintendi has a club-best .293 batting average.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+120)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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