Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics - 6/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics - 6/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics (22-43) vs Kansas City Royals (21-41)

Game Info: Friday, June 17, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Frankie Montas (3-6) (3.40) vs Daniel Lynch (2-6) (5.50)

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The Kansas City Royals will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum.

The Kansas City Royals are 21-41 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Kansas City is coming off of a series loss against San Francisco, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 5.12 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP, and a .269 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 236 runs with a .238 batting average and a .300 on base percentage. Andrew Benintendi is batting .301 with two home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Daniel Lynch, who is 2-6 with a 5.50 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 54 innings pitched this season.

The Oakland Athletics are 22-43 this season and have lost 13 of their last 15 games. Oakland is coming off of a series loss against Boston, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 212 runs with a .211 batting average and a .274 on base percentage this year. Seth Brown is batting .205 with eight home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Frankie Montas, who is 3-6 with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 76.2 innings pitched this season.

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This is a matchup of two teams that have really struggled this season. Oakland has won just two out of their last 15 games, while Kansas City has lost four out of five games. For the Royals, Daniel Lynch has allowed 16 runs in his last 15 innings of work. For Oakland, Frankie Montas has allowed eight earned runs in his last 19 innings pitched. Oakland has the pitching advantage and is playing at home. Oakland has struggled to score runs, but this is a good matchup for them and I like them to win this game.

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