Orioles vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Orioles vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (7-23) and Salvador Perez (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (+132) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Baltimore Orioles (20-9) on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC.

Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson and Kansas City’s Zack Greinke have been named the starters for this contest.

Orioles vs. Royals Odds

  • Orioles odds to win: -154
  • Royals odds to win: +132
  • Spread: Orioles -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Orioles vs. Royals?

Orioles and Royals Betting Trends

The Orioles have compiled a 14-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 82.4% of those games).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -154 or shorter, Baltimore has a record of 9-2 (81.8%).

This season, the Royals have won seven out of the 29 games, or 24.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Kansas City has a record of 4-17, a 19% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +132 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Orioles have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 29 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 17 of those games (17-11-1).

So far this season, the Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 30 games with a total.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles are the sixth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.4 runs per game (158 total).

Baltimore averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 11th in MLB play with 36 total home runs .

The Orioles are seventh in MLB with a .261 batting average.

Baltimore strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank fifth in the majors.

The Orioles pitching staff is eighth in MLB with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Baltimore’s 4.32 team ERA ranks 15th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 28th-most runs in the league this season with just 103 (3.4 per game).

Kansas City has hit 24 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the majors.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .220 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 20th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Royals have a nine K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 13th in the majors.

Kansas City has the 28th-ranked ERA (5.65) in the majors this season.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Gibson gets the start for the Orioles, his seventh of the season. He is 4-0 with a 3.93 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings pitched.

Adley Rutschman leads Baltimore with a .315 batting average. He’s also hit four homers and has 18 RBI.

Jorge Mateo is batting .338 with an OBP of .384 and a slugging percentage of .636 this season.

Cedric Mullins has collected 26 base hits, an OBP of .375 and a slugging percentage of .426 this season.

Ryan Mountcastle is batting .256 this season with a team-high eight home runs and 26 RBI.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals’ Greinke (0-4) will make his seventh start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has launched a team-high five home runs.

Bobby Witt Jr. has hit five home runs to pace his team.

Perez paces the Royals with five home runs and 16 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-high batting average of .279.

Edward Olivares has six doubles, two triples, two home runs and six walks while batting .276.

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), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), 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 6, Royals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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