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Jeff Francis faces Ian Kennedy in MLB odds action

Arizona DiamondbacksKansas City Royals
June 22, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Diamondbacks of Arizona swing away against the Royals of Kansas City.

It's a pitching duel between Jeff Francis for the Royals (3-7 on the year) and Ian Kennedy for Arizona (7-2 so far).

View Arizona vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 12 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +118 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Diamondbacks enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Tuesday, with Joe Saunders throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Diamondbacks at Royals trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Arizona
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Kansas City, Thursday, June 23