The Royals are the reigning World Series champions and one of the deepest squads in baseball. Led by veterans Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, former All-Star Alex Gordon and slugger Kendrys Morales, Kansas City rode a dominant postseason of hitting to their first World Series title since 1985. Their pitching staff is led by Edinson Volquez, who had 13 wins in 2015. They also have strong arms in Ian Kennedy and young gun Yordano Ventura, which will once again help their chances of repeating as World Series champs.
While the Royals lost Johnny Cueto to free agency during the 2015 off-season, they still have a lineup that can play with any team in the American League.
Keep in mind that prior to their success the last two seasons, the Royals had almost a decade of losing records. The new regime has found a recipe for success which could potentially last until the end of this decade. While their loss to the Giants in the 2014 season was a setback, Kansas City has rebounded to show they can deal with adversity and become a consistent winner.
Kansas City Royals Betting Lines Today
For instant game updates and lines on the Royals this season, refer to the tool below which will give you the most up-to-date information for any Kansas City game that day.
With this option, you can always make sure you know who the Royals are playing that day and also what kind of betting odds are in place. Make sure to check on this option daily as this will change the most of any option on this page.
Kansas City Royals Scores & Schedule
Think of the calendar tool as the evolution of the next game function above. With this option you can find any game the Royals will play this season.
You should check in with this option weekly to keep to date on these betting odds.
Additionally, this calendar might change if there are rain delays or rescheduling throughout the year so keep that in mind. Whether it is a road series or a stay at Kauffman Stadium, this will have you locked in for Kansas City’s current season.
Kansas City Royals Standings Right Now
As the reigning big dogs of the American League for the last two seasons, the Royals have made it a common occurrence to dominate the AL Central.
With the standings tool you can make consistently check in on if Kansas City is continuing their reign at the top of the division or if they hitting a post-championship slump.
How To Win At Kansas City Royals Betting
There a handful of ways you can use the Royals to your advantage this season. First off, the core of Kendrys Morales, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer were one of the most versatile and productive in baseball in 2015. Cain was fourth in the AL in batting with a .307 average. Hosmer led the Royals in hits with 178, Morales led the team in RBI’s (106) and home runs (22) and Escobar was the ALCS MVP and a Gold Glove winner last year. With all of that production, a wise bet on the Royals would be for them to outscore teams like they did to the pitching-heavy Mets in the World Series.
Additionally, the Royals had one of the best home records in baseball in 2015 with a mark of 51-30. Even more impressive, they were among the league leaders in away wins as well with 44. Nonetheless, Kansas City struggled against some teams in the AL and had losing records against the Red Sox (2-4), Yankees (2-4), Rangers (3-4), Blue Jays (3-4) and Houston Astros (2-4). Although the Royals did knock off both the Blue Jays and Astros in the 2015 postseason.
The big-time knock against the Royals is their pitching staff isn’t bullet-proof. Losing World Series standout Johnny Cueto to free agency hurt the team but returning starters Ventura, Volquez, Chris Young and Wade Davis combined to go 45-24 last year.
Davis will be one to watch this year as he went 8-1 with a 0.94 ERA . Wagering on the young pitcher might be a good idea in some divisional matchups down the line. In fact, with maybe four teams in the AL Central coming out of April with winning records, the Royals could be in for some close matchups this year which might help to skew for some more appealing odds.
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