Thursday, July 30, 2009

Royals-Orioles Odds Preview

The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Camden Yards.
The Royals will give the ball to starter Luke Hochevar in this one. Righthander Hochevar is 6-3 this season with a 4.84 ERA.
It'll be Brad Bergesen toeing the rubber for the Orioles in this contest. Righthander Bergesen is 6-5 with a 3.56 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Orioles listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Adam Jones belted a three-run homer as the Orioles defeated the Royals 7-3 last time out, as +115 underdogs. The game's 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).
Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in three runs for the Orioles. Matt Albers got the win in relief, and Jim Johnson tossed two innings in picking up the save.
Alberto Collaspo, Miguel Olivo, and Mike Jacobs went deep for the Royals, who were -135 favotites. Robinson Tejeda gave up a pair of runs in relief in suffering the loss.
Team records:
Kansas City: 40-60
: 43-57 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 17 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Baltimore is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Kansas City
Next up:
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Friday, July 31
Baltimore home to Boston, Friday, July 31



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