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Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Betting Matchup Report

Kansas City RoyalsBaltimore Orioles
Aug 10, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Baltimore and Kansas City on Friday, with the host Orioles trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Orioles will rely on Miguel Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Luke Hochevar will be his counterpart for the Royals. Miguel Gonzalez is 3-2 this season, and Luke Hochevar is 7-9.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Orioles in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Orioles and the league No. 8-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +171 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City rolled to an 8-2 win against Baltimore on Thursday, as Will Smith and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Orioles trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Baltimore, Saturday, August 11