Luke Hochevar Royals at Home vs Baltimore in MLB Clash
Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Royals get a visit from the Baltimore Orioles in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Kansas City sends Luke Hochevar out against Brian Matusz for the Orioles in this game. Hochevar is 3-3 with a 7.20 ERA on the season, while Matusz is 2-4 on the year and has a 5.50 ERA.
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Royals sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Orioles rank No. 5 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Baltimore brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 11-ranked defense.
The Orioles were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles beat Kansas City in extra innings, earning a 4-3 victory at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 13 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home
Baltimore at Washington, Friday, May 18
Kansas City home to Arizona, Friday, May 18