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Philadelphia Phillies Home to the Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Action

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

For the Philadelphia Phillies, Aaron Nola gets the ball, charged with keeping the Kansas City Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Danny Duffy, 3-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies were listed as 118 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.9 win for the Royals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

36-45 Philadelphia battles the Royals, currently with a 42-37 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 30 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.48 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 9 at 4.23 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 7.89 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.53 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in I Kennedy's start, as they lost 4-3 against Philadelphia on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • 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
  • Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Philadelphia, Sunday, July 3rd