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MLB Odds Betting - Atlanta Braves Underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Atlanta Braves dueling the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Julio Teheran gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Atlanta Braves on Friday; he's 0-3 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Edinson Volquez, who will be looking to improve on his 3-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -155 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-3.6 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 16-18 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 8-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 30 (Atlanta Braves) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 8.56 hits per game. The Atlanta Braves average 7.61 hits per game, good for No. 27 on the list.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.43 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 3.93 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta lost in extra innings against the Phillies on Thursday as Philadelphia edged them 7-4 at Turner Field.

The Royals endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Thursday, with I Kennedy throwing 6.1 innings of 5-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta's last 19 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Kansas City, Saturday, May 14th