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Kansas City RoyalsBaltimore Orioles
Aug 12, 1:35 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

49-64TEAM RECORD61-53

The visiting Royals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore sends Tommy Hunter out against Bruce Chen for the Royals in this game. Hunter is 4-7 with a 5.26 ERA on the season, while Chen is 8-9 on the year and has a 5.51 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-135-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 8-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +135 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Saturday, with Luis Mendoza throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Orioles trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Oakland, Tuesday, August 14
Baltimore home to Boston, Tuesday, August 14

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