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Baseball Matchup - Kansas City Royals Miami Marlins Odds Preview

Miami MarlinsKansas City Royals
Aug 12, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Miami Marlins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Miami Marlins will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Monday in baseball action.

Wade Davis gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 5-9 mark. In the other dugout, Tom Koehler brings a 3-7 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

View Miami vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -184 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Marlins taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Royals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 15 lineup of the Marlins at 3.2 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Miami was a 9-4 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -235 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 9-4 on Sunday behind a start from Mike Minor at Turner Field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with James Shields throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 4-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Miami's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Miami's last 25 games
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 13