The Kansas City Royals are a popular MLB team, especially with both Kansas and Missouri residents. However, neither Missouri nor Kansas has legalized sports betting, although, it looks like sports betting could be legalized in Kansas in 2022 or 2023.
Stay abreast of launch updates and the latest news because if that occurs, you’ll need to know how to read and understand Kansas City Royals odds for your favorite baseball team. However, for right now, let’s break down the odds for the Kansas City Royals at popular sportsbooks and explain how you can read these odds no matter where you put your money.
Kansas City Royals Odds At The Best Sportsbooks
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Where Can You Bet On The Kansas City Royals?
Because sports betting isn’t legal in Kansas, you can’t bet on the Kansas City Royals within this state. However, you can go to several nearby states and enjoy online or in-person sports wagering. These states include Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Missouri’s legislature is attempting to push legal sports wagering through the Senate. The bills to watch are HB 2502 or HB 2556, which are identical. If one of these legislative pieces is pushed through the Senate, Missouri’s various official sports stadiums and riverboat casinos would be allowed to operate mobile sports betting. Three apps per casino would be allowed, plus another mobile sports app per professional sports league.
If sports betting comes to Kansas, you’ll be able to bet on the Kansas City Royals using online sportsbooks. Brick-and-mortar or retail sportsbooks may also be constructed sometime in the future.
Kansas City Royals Schedule 2022
The Kansas City Royals spring training schedule was shortened because of a lockout by the team’s owners in recent weeks. For a time, there was speculation that the Royals wouldn’t be participating in the 2022 MLB season. However, these fears have been laid to rest and the updated, compressed spring training and future season schedule have been released. Below is a breakdown of the Kansas City Royals’ MLB season schedule, starting with the first official game:
- Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians – April 7, 2:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians – April 9, 2:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians – April 10, 12:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians – April 11, 12:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals – April 12, 5:45 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals – April 13, 11:15 AM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers – April 14, 6:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers – April 15, 6:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers – April 16, 2:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers – April 17, 12:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – April 19, 6:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – April 20, 6:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – April 21, 12:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners – April 22, 7:40 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners – April 23, 7:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners – April 24, 2:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox – April 26, 5:10 PM
- Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox – April 27, 5:10 PM
Kansas City Royals Betting News And Updates
- The Kansas City Royals’ opening day and match is set to be against the Guardians on April 7.
- Daniel Mengden signs on with the Kansas City Royals. He was formerly a part of the Oakland A’s MLB team.
- Brad Peacock signs on with the Kansas City Royals and will serve as one of the Royals’ pitchers.
- The Kansas City Royals have a new, shortened spring training season given the end of the lockout. Therefore, the spring training session will be squeezed into 17 games over 19 days
- Kansas City Royals player Ryan O’Hearn is speculated to be in trouble professionally. The 2022 season may be his last due to lower than expected performance, such as on bat percentage (OBP) of .268
How Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Are Calculated
The betting odds for the Kansas City Royals and all other MLB baseball teams are calculated thanks to the efforts of both algorithms and professional statisticians called line makers/oddsmakers. These statisticians work for the big sportsbook operators like DraftKings. However, each sportsbook has its own team of statisticians. That’s why the betting lines for the same match can differ across sports wagering platforms.
In American sportsbooks for American sports, odds are calculated and presented through the moneyline format. That means odds are depicted with a positive or negative symbol next to their values. Here’s an example:
- Kansas City Royals +200
- New York Yankees -200
In the above example, the Kansas City Royals are the underdogs. The +200 shows a wagerer that they’ll win $200 if they wager $100 for a total payout of $300 ($200 plus the initial stake of $100).
On the flip side, the New York Yankees are considered the favored team to win a match. Therefore, the odds next to their name show that wagerers will need to bet $200 to receive a payment of $100. That’s because the Yankees are more likely to win, so wagering on them is less risky for the bettor.
Most sports betting odds follow the + and – sign format for their odds. The minus sign is associated with favored teams and the plus sign is associated with underdog teams.
Kansas City Royals Moneyline Odds
Moneyline odds follow the above example, and moneyline bets are straightforward: you just bet on whether the Kansas City Royals will win a match or another team will. Moneyline bets are very common and great ways to enjoy sports betting if you are new to this activity.
Kansas City Royals Points Spread Odds
However, popular sportsbook apps will also include points spread odds. Point spread bets have you wager on the margin of victory for a given MLB match. Here’s an example of what the odds might look like:
- Kansas City Royals +5.5 +200
- New York Yankees -5.5 -200
The bookmaker wants you to wager that the Kansas City Royals will win by six runs, since you can’t earn half a point in baseball. Or you could wager that the New York Yankees will win by five runs. The odds for the payout are depicted next to the points odds in the moneyline format.
Kansas City Royals Futures Odds
Futures bets are particularly popular for the MLB because people like to wager on the World Series outcomes. However, futures odds are associated with any future match that has yet to be played. The earlier you put your money down, the greater your potential for a big payout.
For the World Series, odds are very high right now since the official MLB season hasn’t really begun. The teams are still in spring training. That’s why the odds for the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series in 2022 are so high. If you put your money down early at a sportsbook, you could indeed win thousands of dollars.
Futures odds follow the same + and – sign format as moneyline odds. Underdog teams to win the World Series will have a + sign next to their values and favored teams will have a – sign.
Kansas City Royals Prop Bets
Prop or proposition bets are also fun wagers. These have you just wager on a specific event or action that may take place during a game instead of the game’s outcome. Examples include:
- A specific Kansas City Royals player scores a home run
- A specific player is voted MVP
- A specific player is injured during a game
Prop bets are the only type of wager offered for live bets — in most cases. Prop bets are great ways to get newcomers to sports betting engaged in the action.
How To Bet On Kansas City Royals
For now, you cannot bet on the Kansas City Royals in Kansas since in-state sports wagering is illegal. However, that could change by the end of 2022 and possibly even before the baseball season has concluded. Alternatively, you may be able to bet on the Kansas City Royals in Missouri in 2023.
Live Betting On Kansas City Royals
If and when sports betting is legalized in Kansas, you’ll be able to place live bets on the Kansas City Royals and other MLB teams through popular sports wagering apps. These apps include live betting interfaces with special prop bets that have their odds calculated by algorithms. Some sportsbook platforms even allow you to live stream a live game to your mobile device screen. Then you can add a live bet to your slip and win some quick cash.
How To Bet On The World Series
For now, you can go to a nearby state like Illinois to bet on the World Series. Just remember that you’ll need to pick up your cash in Illinois as well or any other state where you originally place your bet.
If Kansas legalizes sports betting before the World Series happens, you can download a popular sportsbook app (so long as it is licensed, of course). Then you’ll be able to place a futures bet on the World Series and potentially earn a big payout.
Kansas City Royals Partnerships
The Kansas City Royals have maintained lots of corporate partnerships over the years. Unfortunately, there aren’t any announced sportsbook or sports betting operator partnerships to speak about at this time. However, the Kansas City Royals decided to extend a variety of current partnerships with organizations:
- American Century, an investment management firm
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
- Converge One, an IT company
Kansas City Royals Stadium
The Kansas City Royals have a professional stadium called the Kaufman Stadium or The K. This major sports stadium is also home to the Kansas City Chiefs, which play in the National Football League.
The stadium is a great place to see a baseball game, and it was renovated in 2010. This renovation included a variety of major changes, such as a reduction in total seating capacity to nearly 38,000 to accommodate another four entry ticket gates. Other improvements included a high-definition scoreboard, a kids’ area, a food court, and new press facilities.
Kansas City Royals Odds FAQs
These odds are calculated the same way as they are calculated at other locations or for sportsbooks — through statistical analysis done via algorithms and line makers.
The Kansas City Royals are a popular team since they are a major sports organization for both Kansas and Missouri.
Not yet, though this could change if sports betting is legalized in the future.
You can’t, yet, because sports betting is still illegal in the state.
Not yet, though, this app will likely be among the first to launch if sports betting is legalized.
No, although, FanDuel and DraftKings do offer daily fantasy sports through their mobile apps.