Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/19/24

Oakland Athletics (26-48) vs Kansas City Royals (41-32)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Luis Medina (0-2) (5.87) vs Cole Ragans (4-4) (3.24)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +156 / Kansas City Royals -170 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Oakland Coliseum. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction. This article will include a Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 41-33 on the year after losses to the Yankees and Dodgers. The Kansas City Royals have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Kansas City Royals have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Kansas City Royals with 96 hits and 51 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 150 hits and 84 RBI.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 27-48 on the year after losses to the Padres and Twins. The Oakland Athletics have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 4 or more runs. JJ Bleday leads the Oakland Athletics with 70 hits and 27 RBI, while Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker have combined for 126 hits and 66 RBI.

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pick Pitching Matchup

Cole Ragans gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 4-4 with a 3.14 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Ragans has allowed 14 hits and 5 runs in his last 19 innings. Ragans has a 3.13 ERA and .230 allowed batting average in 37.1 road innings. Ragans is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Oakland Athletics.

Luis Medina gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, and he is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Medina has allowed 15 hits and 10 earned runs in 15.1 innings this season. Medina has a 11.57 ERA and .278 allowed batting average in 4.2 home innings. This will be Medina’s first career game against the Kansas City Royals.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last eight games against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Royals have won 20 of their last 25 games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in five of their last six games against AL West opponents following a loss.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in five of his last 13 appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Athletics' last three games as underdogs against the Royals.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded a hit in each of the Athletics' last four home games.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances against the Royals.
  • Ryan Noda has recorded a Single in five of his last six home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded two or more total bases in five of his last six home appearances against the Royals.
  • Ryan Noda has scored at least one run in three of his last four appearances against AL Central opponents.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit at least one home run in two of the Royals' last three night games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Royals' last seven games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last five games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kyle Isbel has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last six night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Austin Nola has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with the Royals as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Hunter Renfroe has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances with the Royals as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 4th in the league in Steals (21) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for runs scored this season (273).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for RBI's this season (260).
  • The Kansas City Royals are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and batting average this season.
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 5th in the league for runs scored this season (356).

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

The Kansas City Royals aren't having a great couple of weeks, but there are no excuses for this game and this series overall. The Oakland Athletics are a joke of a baseball team, and there's no other way to put it. Luis Medina hasn't been great in a limited sample size. Cole Ragans has been consistent for the Royals this season and again the Royals can't afford to blow games like this if they're serious about the postseason. The Royals need to stop the bleeding and get in the win column. Give me the Royals and the RL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -1.5

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