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Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Preview

Kansas City RoyalsBaltimore Orioles
May 26, 4:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

17-27TEAM RECORD29-17

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

The match puts starter Felipe Paulino for the Royals on the hill facing Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles. Paulino brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Chen is 4-1 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orioles in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Orioles) and the No. 7 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Baltimore’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-2 to Baltimore on Friday at Camden Yards.

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

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

A few Royals at Orioles trends to consider:
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Baltimore, Sunday, May 27