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San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

San Francisco Giants

vs

Kansas City Royals
Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Tim Hudson, with a record of 8-8 on the season, gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, while the Kansas City Royals trot James Shields to the mound in this one. He is 10-6 so far in 2014.

San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -119 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-4 result in favor of the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 61-53 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 62-54 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 27 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

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How San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Francisco Giants rank No. 26 at 8.22 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 4 ranking in that category.

San Francisco brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -109 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco suffered a 4-2 loss against Kansas City on Friday, as Madison Bumgarner wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

San Francisco is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games on the road
San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Kansas City, Sunday, August 10th