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Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Baltimore OriolesKansas City Royals
May 3, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Orioles arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

Brad Bergesen gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 0-3 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Francis, who will be looking to improve on his 0-3 mark.

View Baltimore vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Orioles have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 6-2 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Chicago on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Twins on May 1. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Luke Hochevar.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Orioles at Royals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 4