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Cueto Looks to Bounce Back vs Orioles

The Kansas City Royals are just 2-3 in Johnny Cueto's last five starts and he's coming off a particularly rough defeat last time out as he heads back to the mound on Wednesday night in MLB betting action against the Baltimore Orioles.

Cueto sits at 9-8 with 2.70 ERA on the season, and he was rocked for seven runs on 13 hits over six innings of work in his start against the Red Sox last time out. Wei-Yin Chen (7-6, 3.13 ERA) will start for Baltimore on Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -171 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-4.8 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.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 77-48 record to the battle against the 62-63 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Baltimore injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 11 and the Baltimore Orioles at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.38 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.39 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.18 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.61 per nine innings).

Defensively, Baltimore features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.05 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.61 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 21 games when playing Baltimore

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, August 27th

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