Pick 9: Kansas City Royals Moneyline (-198 DraftKings)

The Kansas City Royals look to extend their winning streak at home as they face the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium today. Here's why the Royals have a good chance of taking down the A's:

Home Sweet Home: The Royals boast an impressive 15-8 record at home this season. The familiar surroundings and passionate fans can provide a significant advantage, especially against a team like the Athletics who struggle on the road (9-14).

Royals' Hot Bats: Kansas City's offense has been clicking lately, averaging over five runs per game in their last ten games. Look for Vinnie Pasquantino and Bobby Witt Jr. to continue their torrid hitting against the A's pitching staff.

A's Offensive Woes: Despite boasting some power hitters, Oakland's offense has been inconsistent overall, ranking towards the bottom of the league in batting average. The Royals' pitching staff will be confident in containing them.

Cole Ragans on the Mound:  While coming off a rough start, Ragans has been solid this season with a decent ERA. He'll look to bounce back and silence the A's bats at home.

Athletics' Pitching Concerns:  Oakland's starting pitcher for today is yet to be announced, but their bullpen hasn't been reliable. The Royals could capitalize on any pitching inconsistencies late in the game.

While baseball always has an element of surprise, the Royals' strong home record, hot offense, and pitching edge make them the favorites to claim victory today. Look for a high-scoring affair with the Royals emerging victorious.