On Saturday, the Kansas City Royals (48-42) are visiting the Colorado Rockies (31-57), at 9:10 PM ET, in the second game of a three-game series.

The Royals are favored (-179 on the moneyline) when they square off against the Rockies (+149). The Royals will give the ball to Seth Lugo (11-2) against the Rockies and Austin Gomber (1-5).

These clubs play again after the Rockies’ 4-2 victory over the Royals yesterday. Victor Vodnik (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win for the Rockies. Brenton Doyle went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the team on offense. John Schreiber (0.1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Royals.

Before the Royals vs. Rockies matchup, here’s everything you need to prepare for Saturday’s baseball action, including viewing options.

Kansas City Royals vs. Colorado Rockies odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Saturday at 9:16 AM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Royals (-179, bet $179 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rockies (+149, bet $100 to win $149)
  • Over/under: 10.5

Royals vs. Rockies: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Saturday, July 6, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Coors Field
  • TV Channel: Rockies
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Royals stats and trends

Royals betting records

  • The Royals have won 22, or 66.7%, of the 33 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Kansas City has entered 12 games this season favored by -179 or more and is 9-3 in those contests.
  • The Royals have a 64.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 37 of its 90 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals are 49-41-0 against the spread in their 90 chances this season.

Seth Lugo (Royals probable starter)

  • Lugo (11-2) takes the mound for the Royals in his 19th start of the season. He has a 2.17 ERA in 116 2/3 innings pitched, with 105 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, when the righty threw six scoreless innings while allowing four hits.
  • In 18 games this season, the 34-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.17, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .218 against him.
  • Lugo is looking for his fifth straight quality start.
  • Lugo will try to last five or more innings for his 19th straight appearance. He’s averaging 6.4 frames per outing.
  • He is trying to keep a streak of two games without giving up an earned run intact.
  • He will face a Rockies offense that ranks 17th in the league with 369 runs while batting .245 as a unit. It has a collective .391 slugging percentage (15th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 85 home runs (24th in MLB).
  • The 34-year-old ranks first in ERA (2.17), 15th in WHIP (1.034), and 46th in K/9 (8.1) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Royals batting stats

  • The Royals have hit 89 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
  • The offense for Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .402 this season, 12th in MLB.
  • The Royals’ .245 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
  • Kansas City has scored the 12th-most runs in the majors this season with 407 (4.5 per game).
  • The Royals have an OBP of .306 this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.
  • Kansas City ranks third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.0 whiffs per contest.

Rockies stats and trends

Rockies betting records

  • The Rockies have come away with 31 wins in the 88 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Colorado has been victorious 17 times in 46 chances when named as an underdog of at least +149 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 40.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in 44 of its 88 opportunities.
  • The Rockies have posted a record of 41-46-0 against the spread this season.

Austin Gomber (Rockies probable starter)

  • Gomber makes the start for the Rockies, his 17th of the season. He is 1-5 with a 4.72 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the left-hander tossed six innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering nine hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 30-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.72, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .270 against him.
  • Gomber is looking to secure his sixth quality start of the year in this outing.
  • Gomber is trying for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.5 innings per start.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not allow an earned run.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .245 batting average, and is 13th in the league with 730 total hits and 12th in MLB play with 407 runs scored. They have the 12th-ranked slugging percentage (.402) and are 16th in all of MLB with 89 home runs.

Rockies batting stats

  • The Rockies are 24th in MLB play with 85 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
  • So far this year, Colorado’s .391 slugging percentage ranks 15th in the majors.
  • The Rockies are 14th in the majors with a .245 batting average.
  • The offense for Colorado is the No. 17 offense in baseball, scoring 4.2 runs per game (369 total runs).
  • The Rockies’ .305 on-base percentage is 21st in baseball.
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