Best Month For Royals: KC’s Success Month-By-Month Since 2021

Best Month For Royals: KC’s Success Month-By-Month Since 2021
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The national pastime is right around the corner as the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season will begin later this month and spring training games are happening now. The Kansas City Royals are looking for one positive month to build off of, just as folks wanting Missouri sports betting are playing a waiting game.

Using Baseball-Reference, pulled data since 2021 for the Kansas City Royals’ regular-season records to see which months have been best and worst for the team. The totals are for all three most recent seasons combined.

Kansas City Royals Best Month

Rank, Month Record Winning Pct.
1. September 38-40 .487
2. July 34-43 .442
3. August 36-49 .424
4. April 29-42 .408
5. May 30-54 .357
6. June 24-55 .304

Royals Best And Worst Months Past 3 Years

One month over .500 would be nice for fans awaiting the state to adopt legal Missouri sportsbook apps. But the Royals have not achieved that over six months of a baseball season since 2021, when data is added up from those three seasons combined.

Based on the data generated, the Royals play best in the month of September with a 38-40 record and .487 win-loss percentage.

April, the first month of the season, comes in with the third worst record at 29-42 (a .408 winning percentage) for the past three seasons combined. May is second worst at 30-54 (.424). The start of summer is the worst as Kansas City is 24-55 (.304) for June. July (34-43, .442) and August (36-49, .424) are the Royals’ two better months of the season.

Kansas City has declined from 74 wins in the 2021 season to 65 in 2022 to a paltry 56 victories last season as the franchise tied for its worst season ever with a .346 winning percentage (the 2005 team also went 56-106).

Kansas City Royals 2024 Odds

The Royals open their 2024 campaign with a three-game homestand versus the Minnesota Twins starting March 28 at 3:10 p.m. Central. After the short stint at home, the Royals hit the road to play a three-game set at the Baltimore Orioles (April 1-3).

Last season, Kansas City was 33-48 at home, 23-58 on the road and 20-32 against their American League Central Division foes. 

If major national operators can enter the state, they would offer Missouri sports betting promo codes as enticements for folks to sign up. One such major sportsbook is ESPN BET, which offers the following Kansas City Royals 2024 odds as of Monday:

  • World Series winner: +15000 (tied for longest odds with the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals) 
  • American League winner: +7500 (tied for worst with Oakland) 
  • AL Central Division winner: +750 
  • To Make the AL Playoffs: No -700, Yes +475


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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