Predictions for Royals vs. Athletics: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 20

Thursday’s contest at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum has the Kansas City Royals (41-34) squaring off against the Oakland Athletics (28-48) at 3:37 PM ET (on June 20). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-4 win for the Royals, so expect a tight matchup.

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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 7 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 -185 +154 7 -118 -102

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Royals Betting Insights

  • Kansas City has been chosen as the favorite in 28 games this year, and has walked away with the win 18 times (64.3%) in those games.
  • This year, the Royals have won six of seven games when listed as at least -185 or better on the moneyline.
  • Contests involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 34 of 75 chances this season.
  • The Royals had a 2-3 record in the five games they were a moneyline favorite over their last 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups — all had a set run total — Kansas City and its opponents combined to go over the total eight times.

Athletics Betting Insights

  • Oakland has won 22 of the 68 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (32.4%).
  • The Athletics have a record of 9-17 when they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +154 or longer (34.6%).
  • In the 76 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Oakland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 34 times (34-40-2).
  • In 15 games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by bookmakers, the Athletics had a record of 4-11.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Oakland and its opponents are 5-10-0 when it comes to hitting the over.

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Royals vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

Royals’ Starting Pitcher: Seth Lugo

  • The 34-year-old has pitched to a 2.40 ERA this season with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.9 walks per nine across 15 games.
  • Seth Lugo’s team is 4-2 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • Lugo’s team has won 10 of his 15 starts.
  • In Lugo’s 15 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over six times.

Athletics’ Starting Pitcher: Mitch Spence

  • In 17 games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.95, with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .257 against him.
  • The Athletics are 1-4 in Spence’s five starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Spence’s team has won one of his six starts.
  • Mitch Spence has had six starts with a total this season, and the teams combined to go over the total in two of those outings.

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Royals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 41-34
Home 25-14
Road 16-20
One-Run Games 11-11
Scoring 5+ Runs 24-11

Athletics’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-48
Home 17-20
Road 11-28
One-Run Games 11-15
Scoring 5+ Runs 14-5

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