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Kansas City Royals home to Braves in baseball betting action

Atlanta BravesKansas City Royals
June 26, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Royals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Atlanta Braves visit in inter-league play at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Luis Mendoza in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-4 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Mike Minor, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Braves listed as favorites of 125 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Royals and the National League No. 8-rated Braves in this matchup.

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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 Braves offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

The Braves were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta rolled to a 4-3 win against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Kris Medlen and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 3-5
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Braves at Royals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Kansas City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Arizona, Friday, June 28
Kansas City at Minnesota, Thursday, June 27