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Baseball odds preview - Kansas City vs. Colorado

Kansas City RoyalsColorado Rockies
July 3, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Kansas City Royals vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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Colorado's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Sunday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Coors Field.

The Rockies will turn to Jason Hammel and his 4-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Luke Hochevar (5-8) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies - Royals odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 13 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Colorado owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Rockies on July 2. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Royals endured a 9-6 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Saturday, with Kyle Davies throwing 3 innings of 8-hit ball at Coors Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing Colorado
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Colorado is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Colorado is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Monday, July 4
Colorado at Atlanta, Monday, July 4