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Miami Marlins Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Miami and Kansas City on Thursday, with the host Marlins trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Miami Marlins will rely on Tom Koehler to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Edinson Volquez will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Tom Koehler is 9-8 this season, and Edinson Volquez is 9-10.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Miami sat as -101 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-2.7 win for the Royals on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Miami Marlins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins sport a record of 66-60 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 65-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Miami Marlins, most recently No. 21 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Miami Marlins No. 21-rated offense, averaging 4.21 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.13 in runs allowed per game. The Miami Marlins have averaged 9.34 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.97 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Miami has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Fernandez in a losing cause, 3-0, against Miami on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Boston, Friday, August 26th
Miami home to San Diego, Friday, August 26th