Baseball odds preview - Baltimore vs. Kansas City
Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Baltimore Orioles will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday in baseball odds action.
Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 8-3 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who will be looking to improve on his 9-7 mark.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Orioles listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 5 and the Orioles sitting at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Baltimore was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Ervin Santana at Kauffman Stadium.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore's last 12 games on the road
Baltimore is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Baltimore home to Boston, Friday, July 26
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Friday, July 26