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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Camden Yards.

The Royals will give the ball to starter Jeremy Guthrie in this one. Righthander Guthrie is 4-0 this season with a 2.39 ERA.

It'll be Freddy Garcia toeing the rubber for the Orioles in this contest. Righthander Garcia is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -141 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 3 straight games.
Baltimore has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 17-13 SU
Baltimore: 21-13 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Kansas City is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to NY Yankees, Friday, May 10
Baltimore at Minnesota, Friday, May 10