Jarrod Parkers OaklandKansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics Friday Free MLB Pick: The Oakland Athletics have been beaten and beaten badly in three straight series, and they have lost eight of their last 10 games. They have another chance to start anew with a new series starting on Friday night at home against the Kansas City Royals. Friday night’s game though, features the A’s as +112 underdogs on the MLB betting lines. Here at TCSP, we’re set to make our MLB predictions and picks for one of the best matchups on the Friday baseball schedule.

Royals vs. Athletics Game Time: 10:05 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Athletics Live TV Coverage: FOX Sports Kansas City, Comcast Sports California
MLB Odds: Royals -120 / Athletics +112 (Total: 7.5)

The common thread here for the Athletics of late is that they haven’t been able to score all that many runs. Their offense has generated three runs or fewer in seven of these last 10 games, though at least a total of 12 runs were scored in three games against the Texas Rangers during the week. The Royals have averaged 4.50 runs per game in their last 10 games, but when you really look at it, only four of those games featured more than three runs scored. James Shields has been electric over the course of his last two starts, as he only has allowed two runs in 16 innings in that stretch. We know that Jarrod Parker has struggled for the most part this season, but we also know that he is a heck of a lot better than a man that has posted an ERA of nearly a converted touchdown on the campaign. The last four meetings and eight of the last 10 in this series have ended in ‘under’ results, and the road team has actually been shut out in five of those games. We think that this could be another low scorer on Friday night.

Royals vs. Athletics Free Pick for May 17th: Take the Under 7.5

 

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