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Diamondbacks face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats

Arizona DiamondbacksKansas City Royals
May 20, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Royals take on the Diamondbacks at Kauffman Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.

Wade Miley, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Royals trot Nathan Adcock to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2012.

View Arizona vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +104 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 9-rated Royals and the league No. 16-ranked Diamondbacks, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

Arizona brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 12-ranked defense.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -107 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona suffered a 7-3 loss against Kansas City on Saturday, as Ian Kennedy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Royals trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
Arizona is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games when playing Arizona
Kansas City is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games at home
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next up:
Arizona home to LA Dodgers, Monday, May 21
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Monday, May 21

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