MLB Playoffs start today as The Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium
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The Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.
left hander Jon Lester will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Lester is 16-11 this season with a 2.46 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be James Shields who starts for the Royals. Right hander Shields is 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 104-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-4 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Oakland won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Rangers on September 28. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -187 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 88-74
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road
Team record: 89-73
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games when playing Oakland
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