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Luke Hochevar faces Jeremy Guthrie in MLB odds action

Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
Aug 3, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Orioles arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.

Luke Hochevar will take the mound for Kansas City, and he'll carry a 7-8 record into the contest. Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 5-13 so far this season.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Royals and the league No. 11-ranked Orioles, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Orioles defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Orioles batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.3 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Baltimore was an 8-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Baltimore at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore rolled to an 8-2 win against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Alfredo Simon and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Baltimore's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, August 4

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