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Felipe Paulino out to silence Orioles bats in MLB contest

Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
May 16, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Baltimore duelling Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Tommy Hunter, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Royals trot Felipe Paulino to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2012.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 9 in the American League and the Orioles at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +142 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Baltimore looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-2 final on Tuesday in support of Wei-Yin Chen at Camden Yards.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Kansas City at +195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 7-4 final on Tuesday in support of Vincent Mazzaro at Rangers Ballpark.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 12 games
Baltimore is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, May 17

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