Sunday Sharp Action Landing on Royals-Athletics

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Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Mike Moustakas (left) and Whit Merrifield (right)

After shutting out the A’s in last night’s meeting, the Royals have an opportunity even up their four-game series with Oakland this afternoon (4:05 p.m. ET). They’ll be going up against Sean Manaea, whose hot start to the season has been wiped away by his recent outings.


The public, however, seems to remember Manaea as the starter he was a month ago, when he had an ERA of 1.03 and a no-hitter to his name entering the month of May.

Seventy-five percent of bettors have taken Oakland to this point, but the A’s have dropped from -175 to -160 at Bookmaker. Why, you ask?

Sharps are on the KC train.

Now I know it hasn’t been the best year for wiseguys, but they have reason to like the Royals today. Since 2005, when a team with a win percentage under 40% is coming off a victory, that team has gone 1459-1586, but that record has won over $17,000 for a $100 bettor.

Sharpies at CRIS hit the Royals at +156, and the bets vs. dollars discrepancy in this game indicates that bigger, likely sharper, wagers are also behind them. Thirty-two percent of dollars are on KC despite only 25% of bets.