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MLB Betting Line Favors the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles


Kansas City Royals
Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Baltimore Orioles will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Wei-Yin Chen, with a record of 4-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Baltimore Orioles, while the Kansas City Royals trot Yordano Ventura to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2014.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line at Bovada. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.8 win for the Royals. A 4.2-3.8 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 20-19 record to the battle against the 20-18 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. 17-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 23-rated Baltimore Orioles in this matchup.

How Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.34 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.79 hits per game so far, less than Baltimore Orioles batters have averaged on the year (9.11 hits per game).

Baltimore brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Tigers on May 14. The Orioles endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Kevin Gausman throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

The Royals were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City rolled to a 3-2 win against Colorado on Wednesday, as Jason Vargas and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Kansas City, Friday, May 16th