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San Diego favored by -135 against Kansas City on Monday

Kansas City RoyalsSan Diego Padres
June 27, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Padres in San Diego at PETCO Park on Monday in baseball action.

Jeff Francis, with a record of 3-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Padres trot Mat Latos to the mound in this one. He is 4-8 so far in 2011.

View Kansas City vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Padres were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.3 runs per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Cubs on June 26. Bettors who backed the Royals at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 6-3 final on Sunday in support of Luke Hochevar at Kauffman Stadium.

In their last action, San Diego was a 4-1 winner at home against the Braves. Bettors on San Diego at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Hudson and the Braves 4-1 on Sunday at PETCO Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 2-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 3-3
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games

Next up:
Kansas City at San Diego, Tuesday, June 28

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