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Kris Medlen faces Jeremy Guthrie in MLB odds action

Kansas City RoyalsAtlanta Braves
April 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Kansas City Royals vs Atlanta Braves Odds


Kansas City travels to Atlanta for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Braves.

The match puts starter Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals on the hill facing Kris Medlen for the Braves. Guthrie brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Medlen is 1-1 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -175 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 6 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 6 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blue Jays on April 14. Bettors who backed the Royals at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Ervin Santana.

The Braves were a 9-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Braves didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Washington 9-0 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 2-4
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-2
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Royals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 17