Wayne Root - Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals

MLB “MUST WIN” PLAYOFF CONTENDER

Handicapper
Wayne Root
League
MLB
Competition
Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals
Time
09/14/2021 08:10 PM
Bet Type
Moneyline
Pick
Oakland Athletics -152 (5Dimes)
Outcome
Loss
Analysis
Chairman’s on Oakland A’s The Oakland Athletics will be looking to inch closer to a playoff spot with a road game up next. Luckily, Oakland has won 40 of its first 74 road games as it has looked comfortable in opposing ballparks. Oakland has the significantly better starting pitcher in this matchup and this game means a lot more to the Athletics than it does to the Royals so there is a lot of value with the road team in this spot. Oakland is still in contention for the AL Wild Card Game while Kansas City is 13 games below .500 so I expect the Athletics to show a bit more urgency throughout this game. Plus, Montas has a 3.57 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP while Kowar has a **9.53 ERA** and a 1.88 WHIP so I expect Oakland to generate more scoring chances over these nine innings. The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. For Oakland, Montas has a 2.84 ERA against Kansas City so he has fared well against this particular opponent.

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