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MLB Game Preview - Royals underdogs vs Rockies at Colorado

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July 2, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Saturday in baseball action.

It's a pitching duel between Greg Reynolds for the Rockies (1-0 on the year) and Kyle Davies for Kansas City (1-6 so far).

View Kansas City vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as -230 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies - Royals odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Colorado owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 14-rated defense.

The Royals were a 9-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Juan Nicasio shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 9-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Coors Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Colorado, Sunday, July 3

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