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Kansas City Royals visit Cincinnati Reds in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Great American Ball Park.

Keyvius Sampson gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Guthrie brings a 8-7 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as -125 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.9 win for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati (51-66) will face the 72-46 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.91 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.54 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.17 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 3.91 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 5-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Reds on Tuesday as the Royals defeated them 3-1 at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Boston, Thursday, August 20th
Cincinnati home to Arizona, Thursday, August 20th