Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/17/2024]

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/17/2024]

The Kansas City Royals will face the Oakland Athletics in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, starting at 7:40PM ET.

The Royals will start Cole Ragans (2-3, 4.22 ERA), pitting him against Mitch Spence (3-1, 4.26 ERA) for the Athletics.

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Friday's Athletics vs. Royals matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Athletics vs. Royals Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line

We have used advanced machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Friday's MLB game between the Athletics and Royals 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of MLB predictions.

Our popular predictive analytics model gives the Royals a 65% chance of beating the Athletics.

According to our model, the Athletics (+1.5) have a 53% chance of covering the run line, while the 8.5-run over/under has a 53% chance of going under.

Athletics vs. Royals Odds [5/17/2024]

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Athletics Royals
Run Line +1.5 (-115) -1.5 (+100)
Moneyline +172 -200
Total o8.5 (-105) u8.5 (-110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Athletics vs. Royals Picks

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A's vs. Royals Game Information

Friday's MLB action between the Royals and Athletics at Kauffman Stadium is scheduled to commence at 7:40PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Athletics vs. Royals includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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We predict the Royals, with a 65% win probability, will likely beat the Athletics on Friday.

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