Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals - 6/24/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (25-43) vs Oakland Athletics (23-48)
Game Info: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Zack Greinke (0-4) (5.05) vs Cole Irvin (2-4) (3.14)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -151 / Oakland Athletics +139 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium.
The Royals come into this game with a 25-43 record overall and everything about this year has been a struggle for them. In the last game against the Los Angeles Angels, the offense really struggled, not even getting on the board and they lost 5-0. The Royals offense is averaging 3.84 runs per game which is 27th in baseball. Bobby Witt has hit 10 home runs and driven in 36 RBIs.
On the other side of this matchup is the Oakland Athletics who sit with a 23-48 record overall and they are coming off another disappointing loss on Thursday. It was two wild pitches in the bottom of the 9th that allowed two runs to come in and the Mariners won 2-1. The Athletics offense is averaging 3.1 runs per game which is 29th in the league.
On the mound for the A’s is Cole Irvin who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 3.14. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and one run. The A’s haven’t given Irving a ton of run support this season.
On the mound for the Royals is Zack Greinke who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 5.05. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went four innings giving up six hits and five earned runs.
The A’s are 0-7 in Irvin’s last seven starts. The under is 5-0 in Greinke’s last five home starts. The under is 7-1 in the Royals last eight games overall. The under is 7-1 in the Royals last eight games on grass.
The A’s haven’t given Irvin a ton of run support this season and that has led to losing his last seven starts. The Royals aren’t exactly a great time, but it’s hard to ignore that type of trend. The A’s are going to struggle to score against Greinke here, and the Royals are going to find a way to secure the victory. Back the Royals on the money line.
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