For those wondering about the Kansas City Royals betting odds this year, look for them to win slightly fewer games than they did last year, but still top the American League’s Central division. The Royals will be led by a freshly re-signed Alex Gordon, as well as Lorenzo Cain. They look like the smart money to repeat as division champions and possibly string together a deep playoff run. However, the White Sox are also right there, and both teams need to be ready for a 162 game fight all season long to win the AL Central.
Keep in mind, the Royals do seem to have all the pieces in place this year to remain the team to beat, but surpassing last year’s performance is going to be difficult.
Kansas City Royals Odds Today
Let’s take a look at the Kansas City Royals odds today, for people looking to place a bet on today’s action, with the sharpest line in the business. The Royals play their home games at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and in the Central Time Zone.
Kansas City Royals Schedule
Here’s a glance at the Kansas City Royals schedule, including all their home and away games.
Kansas City Royals Standings
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|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||104||58||770||580||0.642|
|6||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||785||668||0.574|
|8||New York Yankees||163||92||71||866||664||0.564|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||761||705||0.512|
|13||Los Angeles Angels||162||80||82||710||709||0.494|
|14||Tampa Bay Rays||162||80||82||694||704||0.494|
|15||Kansas City Royals||162||80||82||702||791||0.494|
|19||Toronto Blue Jays||162||76||86||693||784||0.469|
|24||San Diego Padres||162||71||91||604||816||0.438|
|25||New York Mets||162||70||92||735||863||0.432|
|27||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||706||820||0.414|
|29||San Francisco Giants||162||64||98||639||776||0.395|
Kansas City Royals Betting
In general, betting on any baseball match-up requires an extensive look at the pitching matchup, the injuries, and trends. Remember, the best team in a division isn’t statistically much better than the worst team in most cases. So, that means if the #1 team in the division is playing a 3 game series with that division’s #4 or #5 team, it’s very likely the cellar-dweller will win at least 1 of those games. So place your bets with that in mind.
As for Kansas City Royals betting advice, the Royals are poised for a strong season. The pitching last year was a weak spot, as their rotation had a 22nd-ranked 4.34 ERA. They won anyways, but asking their bats to make up that margin every night is going to be tough. They need stronger performances from their starters and bullpen.
Last year, the Royals got where they were with timely hitting, a starting rotation that was good enough (but JUST good enough) and a good bullpen. This makes them tough to bet on, as everything needs to be just right for them to win. But it seems to align often enough for them to win ball games and even a pennant.