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Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds
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).
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.
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.
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
Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, July 25