MLB Matchups  >>  Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 05/13/2014

The Colorado Rockies and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

The Rockies will give the ball to starter Franklin Morales in this one. Lefthander Morales is 3-2 this season with a 5.31 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be James Shields who starts for the Royals. Righthander Shields is 4-3 with a 2.70 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
In their last action, Colorado was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Royals were a 9-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Colorado: 23-17 SU
Kansas City: 18-19 SU
COLORADO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Colorado is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Colorado's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Colorado
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Colorado, Wednesday, May 14