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Diamondbacks are rare road favorites when facing the Royals

by Mike Spector | Arizona Diamondbacks Correspondent |
Tue, Aug 23rd 8:48am EDT

The Arizona Diamondbacks are road favorites for just the fifth time this year (2-2 in their first four) when they open a road series against the Kansas City Royals.

Betting Impact:

The Diamondbacks are -125 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Today’s pitching matchup is between Zach Davies (2-4, 3.99) and Jonathan Heasley (1-7, 5.61). Kansas City may be 1-6 in its last seven games overall, but it has had interleague success, with a five-game home interleague winning streak against teams with a losing record. Arizona is just 24-60 in its last 84 road games against right-handed starting pitchers. The Royals are 0-4 in Heasley’s last four starts against teams over .500 but are 2-1 in his previous three against teams with a losing record.

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