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Royals vs Orioles Baseball Game Preview

Kansas City RoyalsBaltimore Orioles
May 26, 12:35 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baltimore will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Camden Yards.

Baltimore sends Jeremy Guthrie out against Jeff Francis for the Royals in this game. Guthrie is 2-6 with a 3.51 ERA on the season, while Francis is 1-5 on the year and has a 4.23 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orioles in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 13-rated Orioles and the league No. 10-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Baltimore and its American League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Royals at 4.4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.4 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -146 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Luke Hochevar's start, as they lost 9-2 against Baltimore on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Friday, May 27
Baltimore at Oakland, Friday, May 27