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Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Cincinnati Reds dueling the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Johnny Cueto gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday; he's 3-3 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Yordano Ventura, who will be looking to improve on his 2-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -108 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-3.7 win for the Royals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 24-14 record to the battle against the 18-20 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 6 and the Cincinnati Reds at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.05 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.03 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 10.05 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (8.03 per nine innings).

Cincinnati brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-8 to San Francisco on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Kansas City threw a shutout at New York in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Edinson Volquez to defeat New York 6-0 on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 20th