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Royals open as moneyline underdog vs Braves

Kansas City RoyalsAtlanta Braves
April 17, 12:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Kansas City Royals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD12-1

Atlanta's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Turner Field.

Atlanta sends Mike Minor out against Wade Davis for the Royals in this game. Minor is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA on the season, while Davis is 1-0 on the year and has a 4.00 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match found them as +-160-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 6 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Kansas City was a 6-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +164 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 6-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Kris Medlen at Turner Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-3
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 2-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Royals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Boston, Friday, April 19
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 18

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