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Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Preview

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

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD16-13

Baltimore pays a visit to Kansas City on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Kyle Davies in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-3 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Jake Arrieta, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -111 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Royals) and the No. 11 (Orioles) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 8 lineup of the Orioles at 4.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.

Baltimore was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Baltimore lost in extra innings against the Royals on Tuesday as Kansas City edged them 6-5 at Kauffman Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Baltimore is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
Baltimore is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Thursday, May 5