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Baltimore Orioles Face the Kansas City Royals Monday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Monday in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Kris Medlen out against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Baltimore Orioles in this game. Medlen is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA on the season, while Jimenez is 9-7 on the year and has a 3.97 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -122 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4.5 win for the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 75-48 record to the battle against the 62-61 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Baltimore injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 17-rated Baltimore Orioles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.37 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.42 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.18 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.65 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baltimore lost in extra innings against the Twins on Sunday as Minnesota edged them 4-3 at Camden Yards.

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox 8-6 on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Baltimore's last 19 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 25th