Royals vs. Athletics Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 6/26/2022

by | Jun 26, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (26-44) host the Oakland Athletics (24-49) Sunday to close out a three-game series. The Royals are favored (-164) to win the rubber match, which starts at 2:10 PM ET from Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City’s Brady Singer and Oakland’s James Kaprielian have been named the starters for this contest.

Royals vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Royals vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Royals -164 +141 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +124 -147

Computer Predictions for Royals vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +141 after taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+141) and Over (8.5)

Royals vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Brady Singer
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: James Kaprielian
  • Game Day: Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Singer Kaprielian
7 GS 10
3-2 W-L 0-5
4.34 ERA 5.98
45.2 IP 46.2
9 BB 21
44 SO 34

Royals Starter Brady Singer

  • The Royals will send Singer (3-2) out to make his eighth start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 4.34 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 10 games this season, the 25-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.34, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .256 against him.
  • Singer is looking to pick up his third quality start of the season.
  • Singer will aim to go five or more innings for his eighth straight start. He’s averaging 4.2 frames per outing.
  • He will match up with an Athletics team that is hitting .211 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .329 (29th in MLB) with 50 total home runs (29th in MLB).
  • Singer has thrown 5 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits while striking out four against the Athletics this season.

Athletics Starter James Kaprielian

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Kaprielian (0-5) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 5.98, a 1.619 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.479 in 10 games this season.
  • None of Kaprielian’s 10 starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • Kaprielian has started 10 games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings seven times. He averages 4.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Royals rank 18th in MLB with a .238 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 26th in the league (.373) and 57 home runs.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been favorites in 12 games this season and won five (41.7%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has played as a favorite of -164 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 62.1% chance to win.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 34 of their 73 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 31-42-0 ATS in their 73 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have won in 19, or 32.2%, of the 59 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Oakland has a mark of 11-20 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +141 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 41.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Contests with Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 32 of 73 chances this season.
  • The Athletics have an against the spread record of 32-41-0 in 73 games with a line this season.

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals in home runs (11) and runs batted in (37).
  • Witt Jr.’s home runs put him 47th in the majors, and he ranks 44th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. takes a hitting streak of two games into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with a double, a triple, three home runs, a walk and five RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi’s .299 batting average is a team-high mark.
  • Benintendi is 241st in homers and 142nd in RBI on the year.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .223 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 22 walks.
  • Hunter Dozier has 14 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 20 walks while hitting .259.
Bobby Witt Jr. 68 .243 .286 .468 11 37 64
Andrew Benintendi 69 .299 .366 .391 3 25 78
Whit Merrifield 70 .223 .272 .307 3 30 64
Hunter Dozier 63 .259 .325 .427 7 22 60
Carlos Santana 51 .208 .341 .329 4 19 36

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Seth Brown paces the Athletics in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (35).
  • Brown ranks 67th in home runs and 58th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Brown has collected a hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .429 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI.
  • Sean Murphy is batting .222 with 16 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 21 walks.
  • Murphy is 83rd in home runs and 93rd in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Tony Kemp leads the Athletics’ lineup with a .231 batting average.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .217 with 17 doubles, three home runs and 18 walks.
Seth Brown 68 .221 .283 .424 9 35 48
Sean Murphy 66 .222 .296 .397 8 30 53
Tony Kemp 67 .231 .312 .298 2 12 52
Elvis Andrus 67 .217 .278 .332 3 11 49
Christian Bethancourt 49 .242 .280 .396 4 18 36

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