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Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Preview

Kansas City RoyalsBaltimore Orioles
Aug 11, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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The visiting Royals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.

For the Orioles, Chris Tillman gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Luis Mendoza, 4-7 on the year.

View Kansas City vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Baltimore’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

The Royals were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City suffered a 7-1 loss against Baltimore on Friday, as Luke Hochevar wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

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

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

A few Royals at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Baltimore, Sunday, August 12