Atlanta Braves take on Royals in baseball test
Atlanta Braves vs Kansas City Royals Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Royals take on the Braves at Kauffman Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.
Atlanta puts its faith in starter Kris Medlen to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-7. Getting the ball for the Royals is Ervin Santana, who owns a 5-5 record on the season with a 2.64 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Royals as -102 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 3 and the Braves sitting at No. 8.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Braves average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Brewers on June 23. Bettors who backed the Braves at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park behind starter Paul Maholm.
Kansas City was a 7-6 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -180 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 7-6 final on Sunday in support of James Shields at Kauffman Stadium.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-2
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Braves at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Atlanta at Kansas City, Wednesday, June 26