Oakland Athletics vsKansas City Royals Prediction
The Kansas City Royals are 35-36 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Oakland Athletics who are 38-33 on the road this season. The Royals have a better than 55% chance of winning based on 10,000 game simulations generated one play at a time by the AccuScore Simulation Supercomputer. Royals' starter Daniel Lynch is forecasted to have a better game than Athletics' starter Paul Blackburn. Daniel Lynch has a 35% chance of having a Quality Start (QS) while Paul Blackburn has a 27% chance of a QS. If Daniel Lynch has a quality start the Royals has a 82% chance of winning. His simulated strikeout to walk ratio is 2.5 and he has a 19% chance of having a 5 to 1 K/BB ratio. When he has a 5/1 ratio the Royals win 59%. In Paul Blackburn quality starts the Athletics win 73%. He has a 38% chance of having a 5 to 1 K/BB ratio and if he does his team wins 73% of simulations. In simulations we tracked the batter for each team that was most productive based his average hits, walks and RBI per simulation. The most productive batter for the Kansas City Royals is Salvador Perez who averaged 2.53 hits+walks+RBI. He has a 44% chance of having a big game with 3+ Hits, Walks, RBI and if he has a big game the Royals have a 67% chance of winning. The most productive batter for the Oakland Athletics is Matt Olson who averaged 2.56 hits+walks+RBI. He has a 44% chance of having a big game with 3+ Hits, Walks, RBI and if he has a big game the Athletics have a 58% chance of winning.