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Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The visiting Baltimore Orioles hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Chris Tillman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday; he's 9-8 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Yordano Ventura, who will be looking to improve on his 8-7 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.1-4.9 victory for 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

77-49 Kansas City battles the Orioles, currently with a 63-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Baltimore injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 17 (Baltimore Orioles) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Baltimore Orioles rank No. 13 at 8.64 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 5 ranking in that category.

Baltimore brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baltimore rolled to a 8-5 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, as W Chen and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Texas, Friday, August 28th
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Friday, August 28th