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Royals vs Athletics Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 17

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Royals vs Athletics Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 17

Odds updated as of 7:11 PM

In MLB action on Friday, the Kansas City Royals play the Oakland Athletics.

Before checking out the MLB betting lines on FanDuel Sportsbook, we've got you covered, in terms of the vital info regarding this matchup.

Royals vs Athletics Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals (26-19) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-27)
  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • Coverage: NBCS-CA

Royals vs Athletics Odds & Moneyline

  • All MLB odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: KC: (-205) | OAK: (+172)
  • Spread: KC: -1.5 (-102) | OAK: +1.5 (-118)
  • Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Royals vs Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Cole Ragans (Royals) - 2-3, 4.22 ERA vs Mitch Spence (Athletics) - 3-1, 4.26 ERA

The Royals will look to Cole Ragans (2-3) against the Athletics and Mitch Spence (3-1). When Ragans starts, his team is 3-4-0 against the spread this season. Ragans' team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they're favored on the moneyline. Spence never pitched as a moneyline underdog a season ago.

Royals vs Athletics Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Royals win (64%)

Royals vs Athletics Moneyline

  • Oakland is the underdog, +172 on the moneyline, while Kansas City is a -205 favorite at home.

Royals vs Athletics Spread

  • The Royals are favored by 1.5 runs at home versus the Athletics. The Royals are -102 to cover the spread, while the Athletics are -118.

Royals vs Athletics Over/Under

  • An over/under of 8.5 has been set for Royals-Athletics on May 17, with the over being -110 and the under -110.

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Royals vs Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won in 11, or 73.3%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Kansas City has played as a favorite of -205 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game.
  • The Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 42 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 42 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 24-18-0 against the spread.
  • The Athletics are 15-26 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.6% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +172 or longer, Oakland has a record of 6-6 (50%).
  • In the 45 games bookmakers have set an over/under for the Athletics, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-22-2).
  • The Athletics have covered 51.1% of their games this season, going 23-22-0 against the spread.

Royals Player Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with a slugging percentage of .500, fueled by 21 extra-base hits. He has a .293 batting average and an on-base percentage of .359.
  • He ranks 23rd in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 22nd in slugging among all qualified batters in baseball.
  • Salvador Perez leads the Royals in OBP (.390) and total hits (50) this season. He's batting .323 while slugging .542.
  • Among qualified hitters, his batting average ranks him ninth, his on-base percentage 14th, and his slugging percentage 11th.
  • Perez has picked up a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with four doubles, two walks and an RBI.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino is batting .236 with a .419 slugging percentage and 25 RBI this year.
  • Maikel Garcia has four home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .239 this season.
  • Garcia brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .182 with an RBI.

Athletics Player Leaders

  • Brent Rooker is hitting .281 with seven doubles, 10 home runs and 15 walks. He's slugging .587 with an on-base percentage of .365.
  • Abraham Toro's .339 OBP and .444 slugging percentage are both team-highs. He has a batting average of .288.
  • He is currently 26th in batting average, 51st in on-base percentage and 55th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Shea Langeliers is leading the Athletics with 29 hits.
  • JJ Bleday has 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks while batting .242.

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