Predictions for Royals vs. Athletics: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 18

Tuesday’s game that pits the Kansas City Royals (41-32) versus the Oakland Athletics (26-48) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum has a good chance to be a tight matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 5-4 in favor of the Royals. First pitch is at 9:40 PM ET on June 18.

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Royals vs. Athletics Matchup Info

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Royals vs. Athletics Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Royals 5, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs

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Royals vs. Athletics Betting Lines

Royals vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Royals -135 +114 8 -110 -110

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Royals Betting Insights

  • Kansas City has been chosen as the favorite in 26 games this year, and has walked away with the win 18 times (69.2%) in those games.
  • This year, the Royals have won nine of 13 games when listed as at least -135 or better on the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over in 33 of 73 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Royals went 2-2 over the four games in which they were favored on the moneyline in their past 15 matchups.
  • In its past 15 outings (all had set totals), Kansas City combined with its opponents to hit the over on the total nine times.

Athletics Betting Insights

  • Oakland has won 20 of the 66 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (30.3%).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +114 or longer, the Athletics have a 14-40 record (winning only 25.9% of their games).
  • Oakland has played in 74 games with a set over/under, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total 33 times (33-39-2).
  • In 15 games as underdogs in their past 15 matchups, the Athletics have a record of 3-12.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Oakland and its opponents are 5-10-0 in its past 15 games with a total.

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Royals vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

Royals’ Starting Pitcher: Alec Marsh

  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.63 and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .218 in 12 games this season.
  • Alec Marsh’s team has a record of 3-1 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Marsh’s team has a 9-3 record in his starts this season.
  • In Marsh’s 12 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over six times.

Athletics’ Starting Pitcher: Hogan Harris

  • The 27-year-old has put together a 2.49 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings during five games this season, while allowing a batting average of .211 to opposing hitters.
  • The Athletics have been the moneyline underdog in three of Harris’ starts this season, and they went 1-2 in those matchups.
  • Harris’ team has won one of his three starts.
  • Harris’ starts hit the over on the run total two times in three games with a set total this season.

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Royals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 41-32
Home 25-14
Road 16-18
One-Run Games 11-11
Scoring 5+ Runs 24-10

Athletics’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 26-48
Home 15-20
Road 11-28
One-Run Games 11-15
Scoring 5+ Runs 12-5

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