The Oakland A’s and the Kansas City Royals face each other once again on Thursday night. Get the MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Royals have struggled all season but have been playing good baseball as of late. They won on Wednesday as they could only muster 3 runs on nine hits as a team which was enough to beat the A’s thanks to a good pitching performance by Will Smith. Tonight the Royals will look to continue their winning ways when they send luke Hochevar to the hill. Hochevar has struggled this season pitching to a 5.32 ERA in 130 innings of work.
The A’s are still very much in the playoff picture, but lost ground with their loss on Wednesday. They only scored 2 runs on 3 hits and wasted a pretty good pitching performance from Brandon McCarthy in the process. Daniel Straily will pitch tonight for Oakland, making only his third start of the season thus far.
Kansas City is 4-1 in their last five games as a home favorite, 6-2 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 in Hochevar’s last seven starts as a favorite. Oakland is 7-4 in their last 11 road games against a right handed starter, 1-5 in their last six road games, and 105 in their last six game three of a series. Oakland is 37-17 in their last 54 games in Kansas City.
We see the A’s bouncing back tonight and getting a win. Give us the A’s as slight road favorites on the moneyline with sportsbook betting.