Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 5/19/24

Kansas City Royals (28-19) vs Oakland Athletics (19-29)

Game Info: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brady Singer (3-2) (2.84) vs JP Sears (3-2) (3.96)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -175 / Oakland Athletics +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, May 19th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Athletics recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Royals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Oakland and Kansas City
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Oakland and Kansas City

Athletics Continue Their Losing Streak

The Oakland Athletics are 19-29 this season and they have lost seven games in a row. Oakland has dropped the first two games in this series and they have allowed 11 runs so far. Prior to this series, the Athletics were swept by the Astros in four games, lost two out of three against Seattle, and lost three out of four against Texas. Oakland has lost 12 of their last 14 games and they are fourth in the AL West, just one game ahead of the Angels. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 176 runs with a .219 batting average and a .294 on base percentage. JJ Bleday is batting .241 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland has absolutely fallen apart with their pitching staff and they have allowed at least five runs in five of their last seven games. 

Royals Fighting in the AL Central 

The Kansas City Royals are 28-19 this year and they have won three of their last four games. Kansas City has won the first two games of this series by scores of 6-2 and 5-3. Prior to this series, the Royals lost two out of three against Seattle, won three out of four against the Angels, and won two out of three against Milwaukee. Kansas City has won seven of their last ten games and they are second in the AL Central, just 1.5 games behind Cleveland

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.42 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 213 runs with a .243 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Salvador Perez is batting .333 with eight home runs and 36 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City has scored at least four runs in four of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is JP Sears, who is 3-2 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 50 innings pitched this season. Sears has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last five starts, but did allow 11 earned runs in the other two outings. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Brady Singer, who is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 50.2 innings pitched this year. Singer has allowed one earned run in three of his last four starts, but did allow four earned runs and nine hits in his last start against Seattle. 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

The Royals have won each of their last 12 games at Kauffman Stadium against teams that held a losing record.The Athletics have lost each of their last seven road games.The Royals have covered the run line each of their last seven games at Kauffman Stadium against teams that held a losing record.The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.The Royals have won the first inning in each of their last three home games against AL West opponents.The Royals have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games at Kauffman Stadium against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Total Runs Facts

Nine of the Royals' last 10 day games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Seven of the Athletics' last eight day games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last four home games against American League opponents.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Royals' last seven games against AL West opponents at Kauffman Stadium.Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances at Kauffman Stadium against AL West opponents that held a losing record.Salvador Perez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances at Kauffman Stadium against AL West opponents that held a losing record.Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last eight games against AL West opponents at Kauffman Stadium.Brady Singer has recorded a win in each of his last six Sunday appearances in day games at Kauffman Stadium.Salvador Perez has hit a home run in four of his last eight home appearances against the Athletics.Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances against the Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

JP Sears has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last seven Sunday appearances in day games.Shea Langeliers has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances in day games.Seth Brown has recorded a Double in each of his last three road appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.Brent Rooker has recorded a Single in each of the Athletics' last six day games against opponents that held a winning record.Seth Brown has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in day games.Seth Brown has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last eight road appearances against the Royals.Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in each of the Athletics' last four day games against AL opponents that held a winning record.

Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 

Kansas City comes into this matchup looking to stay hot and they will take on an Oakland team that is not playing well right now. Oakland started the season pretty competitively, but they have been one of the worst teams in the MLB recently. The A’s are just 9-16 on the road, while Kansas City is 17-8 at home. I have no faith in this Oakland pitching staff right now, so my Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals prediction is for the Royals to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Royals -1.5

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