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Kansas City Royals Face the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Kansas City Royals

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:40 PM ET
Chase Field

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Chase Field on Thursday as the host Arizona Diamondbacks battle the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting odds action.

Arizona hands the ball to starter Vidal Nuno in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-7 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Jeremy Guthrie, who will try to quiet the fans and the Diamondbacks bats at the same time.

Kansas City Royals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Arizona Diamondbacks as 111 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-3.4 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 49-65 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 59-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Stats Matchup

The game also pits Arizona Diamondbacks No. 18-rated offense, averaging 3.96 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 12 at 3.92 in runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have averaged 8.81 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.05 hits per game).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.52 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 4-3 final on Wednesday in support of Yordano Ventura at Chase Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to San Francisco, Friday, August 8th
Arizona home to Colorado, Friday, August 8th