Orioles vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Orioles vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Baltimore Orioles (19-9) visit the Kansas City Royals (7-22) on Tuesday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:40 PM ET from Kauffman Stadium. The Orioles are listed as -184 favorites, while the underdog Royals have +156 odds on the moneyline.

Baltimore’s Tyler Wells gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Ryan Yarbrough.

Orioles vs. Royals Odds

  • Orioles odds to win: -184
  • Royals odds to win: +156
  • Spread: Orioles -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Orioles vs. Royals?

Orioles and Royals Betting Trends

The Orioles have compiled a 13-3 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 81.2% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -184 or shorter, Baltimore has a record of 4-1 (80%).

The Royals have been underdogs in 28 games this season and won seven (25%) of those contests.

Kansas City is 2-10 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +156 or more on the moneyline.

The Orioles have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 28 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 16 of those games (16-11-1).

The Royals’ games have gone over the total in 14 of their 29 chances.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles score the ninth-most runs in baseball (147 total, 5.3 per game).

Baltimore ranks 12th in MLB with 34 total home runs.

The Orioles’ .256 batting average is 10th-best in MLB.

Baltimore strikes out 7.9 times per game, the fourth-best average in the majors.

The Orioles pitching staff ranks ninth in the majors with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Baltimore has a 4.23 team ERA that ranks 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 96 (3.3 per game).

Kansas City ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with just 20 home runs as a team.

The Royals rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .220.

Kansas City ranks 20th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.

The Royals average the 14th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.8) in the league this season.

Kansas City pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.46 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Wells gets the start for the Orioles, his fifth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.

Jorge Mateo is batting .347 this season with a team-high six home runs.

Cedric Mullins is a key run producer for Baltimore with a .255 average, three homers and 21 RBI.

Adley Rutschman has collected 30 base hits, an OBP of .419 and a slugging percentage of .437 this season.

Ryan Mountcastle is batting .244 this season with a team-high six home runs and 21 RBI.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals will send Yarbrough to the mound for his second start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has launched a team-high five homers.

Bobby Witt Jr. has four doubles, two triples, four home runs and seven walks while hitting .222.

Edward Olivares leads the Royals with a .289 batting average.

Salvador Perez has put up 13 runs batted in to pace his team.

Orioles and Royals Injuries

Orioles: Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Royals: Nicky Lopez: 10 Day IL (Appendicitis), Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kris Bubic: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Orioles vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Orioles 4, Royals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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