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Orioles vs Royals Baseball Game Preview

Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
July 24, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

57-44TEAM RECORD46-51

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

It's a pitching duel between Ervin Santana for the Royals (6-6 on the year) and Wei-Yin Chen for Baltimore (5-3 so far).

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as +-115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Royals) and the No. 10 (Orioles) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Orioles are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

The Orioles were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Tuesday, with Jason Hammel throwing 6 innings of 10-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 11 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 when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, July 25