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Royals Ride an 0-4 Slide in Cueto Starts

The Kansas City Royals are 0-4 in Johnny Cueto's last four trips to the mound as they hand the ball to the righthander once again on Sunday night in primetime baseball odds action in Baltimore against the Orioles.

Cueto sits at 9-11 with a 3.24 ERA on the season, and in his one career start against the Orioles on August 26 he gave up six runs on eight hits over just five innings of work. Wei-Yin Chen (8-7, 3.48 ERA) is the probable pitcher for the Orioles on Sunday night.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Baltimore Orioles in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 109 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.1 win for the Royals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Orioles sport a record of 68-73 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 84-57 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Baltimore Orioles, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore Orioles No. 7 ranked offense (4.43 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.93 runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have been averaging 8.53 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Baltimore has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 14-6 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Saturday, with Y Ventura throwing 5.2 innings of 8-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
  • Baltimore is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 11 games
  • Baltimore is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Monday, September 14th
Baltimore home to Boston, Monday, September 14th

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