The Oakland Athletics take on the Kansas City Royals tonight in KC. Jarod Parker and Ervin Santana are the scheduled starters. Follow the MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Royals, have surprised a lot of people this season. They are in third place in the AL Central, five games back of the Tigers and have but have won four of their last ten. Santana enters with a 5-5 record and 2.84 ERA to go with a 1.04 WHIP. He has won two of his last three starts, but lost his most recent one against the Rays. He surrendered eight hits while giving up four earned runs. In his last two road starts combined however, he has given up 8 hits and just two earned runs over 13 1/3 innings pitched.
The Athletics have now won two in a row and improve their record in Oakland to 28-14. They send Parker to the mound today who enters with a 7-3 record, 3.38 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He has been a pleasant surprise for the A’s, winning his last five decisions. In his last start at home against the Astros, he was roughed quite a bit surrendered 11 hits and giving up four earned runs. The Athletics have won the last seven games he has appeared in, however. In his previous two starts at home, Parker has given up just three earned runs in 12 ½ innings pitched.
Take the under in this ball game. With a big ballpark, these two pitcher are good enough to keep the total down with sportsbook betting.