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MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
July 22, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

56-43TEAM RECORD45-50

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Baltimore Orioles invade Kauffman Stadium on Monday.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Wade Davis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-8 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Scott Feldman, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Royals as -105 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 5 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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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. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Orioles were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter Chris Tillman.

The Royals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 4-1 on Sunday behind a start from Doug Fister at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 23

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