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Royals vs Athletics Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

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Royals vs Athletics Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

Odds updated as of 6:13 PM

The MLB's Saturday slate includes the Kansas City Royals facing the Oakland Athletics.

Before you do any MLB betting on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here's everything you need to know.

Royals vs Athletics Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals (27-19) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-28)
  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 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: (-188) | OAK: (+158)
  • Spread: KC: -1.5 (+104) | OAK: +1.5 (-125)
  • Total: 9.5 -- Over: (-100) | Under: (-122)

Royals vs Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Seth Lugo (Royals) - 6-1, 1.66 ERA vs Ross Stripling (Athletics) - 1-7, 4.98 ERA

The probable starters are Seth Lugo (6-1) for the Royals and Ross Stripling (1-7) for the Athletics. Lugo's team is 6-3-0 against the spread this season in his starts. Lugo's team has a record of 2-2 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline. The Athletics have a 3-6-0 ATS record in Stripling's nine starts that had a set spread. The Athletics have a 2-7 record in Stripling's nine starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.

Royals vs Athletics Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Royals win (64.4%)

Royals vs Athletics Moneyline

  • The Royals vs Athletics moneyline has Kansas City as a -188 favorite, while Oakland is a +158 underdog on the road.

Royals vs Athletics Spread

  • The Royals are 1.5-run home favorites on the runline against the Athletics. The Royals are +104 to cover, and the Athletics are -125.

Royals vs Athletics Over/Under

  • The over/under for the Royals versus Athletics game on May 18 has been set at 9.5, with -100 odds on the over and -122 odds on the under.

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Royals vs Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been victorious in 12, or 75%, of the 16 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Kansas City has not lost in five games this year when favored by -188 or better on the moneyline.
  • The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 43 opportunities.
  • In 43 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 25-18-0 against the spread.
  • The Athletics have gone 15-27 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.7% of those games).
  • Oakland has a record of 7-8 when it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +158 or longer (46.7%).
  • The Athletics have played in 46 games with a set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-23-2).
  • The Athletics are 23-23-0 against the spread this season.

Royals Player Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 12 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 17 walks while batting .291. He has an on-base percentage of .355 and a slugging percentage of .497.
  • Among all qualified hitters, he ranks 24th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is 25th in slugging.
  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with 53 hits and an OBP of .403, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .557. He's batting .335.
  • Among qualified batters, his batting average ranks him sixth, his on-base percentage 10th, and his slugging percentage ninth.
  • Perez takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .412 with three doubles, three walks and an RBI.
  • Maikel Garcia is batting .238 with a .381 slugging percentage and 28 RBI this year.
  • Garcia heads into this game with five games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .227 with a home run and four RBI.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has five home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .230 this season.

Athletics Player Leaders

  • Brent Rooker is batting .272 with seven doubles, 10 home runs and 15 walks. He's slugging .568 with an on-base percentage of .355.
  • Shea Langeliers has racked up 30 hits to lead his team. He has a batting average of .222 while slugging .519 with an on-base percentage of .285.
  • His batting average is 124th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 143rd, and he is 19th in slugging.
  • Abraham Toro has a team-best OBP (.343) and slugging percentage (.446).
  • JJ Bleday is batting .242 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.

Royals vs Athletics Head to Head

  • 5/17/2024: 6-2 KC (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8.5, Favorite Moneyline: -205, Underdog Moneyline: +172)
  • 5/7/2023: 5-1 KC (Favorite: Athletics, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10.5, Favorite Moneyline: -110, Underdog Moneyline: -106)
  • 5/6/2023: 5-4 OAK (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10.5, Favorite Moneyline: -178, Underdog Moneyline: +150)
  • 5/5/2023: 12-8 OAK (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9.5, Favorite Moneyline: -142, Underdog Moneyline: +120)
  • 6/26/2022: 5-3 OAK (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -178, Underdog Moneyline: +150)
  • 6/25/2022: 9-7 OAK (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9.5, Favorite Moneyline: -172, Underdog Moneyline: +144)
  • 6/24/2022: 3-1 KC (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9.5, Favorite Moneyline: -154, Underdog Moneyline: +130)
  • 6/19/2022: 4-0 OAK (Favorite: Royals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -152, Underdog Moneyline: +128)
  • 6/18/2022: 2-0 KC (Favorite: Athletics, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -116, Underdog Moneyline: -102)
  • 6/17/2022: 5-1 KC (Favorite: Athletics, Spread: -1.5, Total: 7, Favorite Moneyline: -162, Underdog Moneyline: +136)

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