Royals vs. Athletics Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 6/24/2022

by | Jun 24, 2022

Entering Friday’s matchup with the Kansas City Royals (25-43), the Oakland Athletics (23-48) are on a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 8:10 PM ET with the Royals listed as -139 favorites, while the are +116 underdogs who may be heading for a fourth straight defeat. Neither team has named a starter for this contest.

Royals vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Royals vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Royals -139 +116 9 -102 -118 -1.5 +142 -168

Computer Predictions for Royals vs. Athletics

We have the Athletics on the moneyline at +116 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after digging through all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going under the total of 9 runs.

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+116) and Under (9)

Royals vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Royals have won four out of the 10 games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Kansas City has a record of 1-2 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -139 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 58.2% chance to win.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 33 of their 71 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals are 30-41-0 ATS in their 71 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have come away with 18 wins in the 57 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious 12 times in 41 chances when named as an underdog of at least +116 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 46.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Oakland and their opponents have hit the over in 31 of their 71 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 71 games with a line this season, the Athletics have a mark of 31-40-0 against the spread.

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has collected a team-high 36 runs batted in.
  • Among all batters in baseball, Witt Jr. is 53rd in home runs and 47th in RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .229 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 20 walks.
  • Including all major league batters, Merrifield is 234th in home runs and 89th in RBI.
  • Merrifield carries a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .238 with two doubles, four walks and three RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi paces the Royals with a .295 batting average.
  • Benintendi is on a three-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .217 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .263 with 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 19 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Bobby Witt Jr. 66 .240 .285 .453 10 36 61
Whit Merrifield 68 .229 .274 .314 3 30 64
Andrew Benintendi 67 .295 .360 .390 3 25 75
Hunter Dozier 61 .263 .329 .433 7 22 59
Salvador Pérez 57 .211 .254 .426 11 34 47

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Seth Brown leads the Athletics with nine home runs and runs batted in, driving in 32.
  • Brown is 61st in homers and 71st in RBI among all batters in the majors.
  • Brown takes a hitting streak of three games into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a home run, two walks and an RBI.
  • Sean Murphy is hitting .213 with 16 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 21 walks.
  • Murphy ranks 79th among all batters in the big leagues in homers, and 109th in RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus is hitting .211 with 16 doubles, three home runs and 18 walks.
  • Tony Kemp paces the Athletics with a .221 batting average.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Seth Brown 66 .212 .276 .413 9 32 44
Sean Murphy 64 .213 .291 .396 8 28 49
Elvis Andrus 65 .211 .274 .326 3 11 46
Tony Kemp 65 .221 .306 .267 1 10 48
Christian Bethancourt 48 .243 .283 .396 4 18 35

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