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Moneyline favors Brewers in battle with Royals

Milwaukee BrewersKansas City Royals
June 14, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

28-34TEAM RECORD26-34

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Brewers of Milwaukee swing away against the Royals of Kansas City.

The Royals will rely on Luke Hochevar to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shaun Marcum will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Luke Hochevar is 3-7 this season, and Shaun Marcum is 5-3.

View Milwaukee vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +120 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Royals and the National League No. 11-rated Brewers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Royals on June 13. Bettors who backed the Royals at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Brewers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Minnesota, Friday, June 15
Kansas City at St. Louis, Friday, June 15

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