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Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
Aug 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday as host Kansas City battles the Baltimore Orioles in baseball odds action.

Kansas City sends Jeff Francis out against Zachary Britton for the Orioles in this game. Francis is 4-11 with a 4.38 ERA on the season, while Britton is 6-8 on the year and has a 4.56 ERA.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Royals as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 8 in the American League and the Orioles at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Orioles are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 13-ranked defense.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 6-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Luke Hochevar at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Baltimore's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
Baltimore home to Toronto, Friday, August 5
Kansas City home to Detroit, Friday, August 5