Royals vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 21, 2024

The Baltimore Orioles (13-7) are the underdogs on the moneyline (-107) in Sunday’s contest versus the Kansas City Royals (13-8). First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on BSKC. The Orioles are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +152 odds.

Seth Lugo will get the ball for Kansas City while Baltimore will counter with Cole Irvin.

Royals vs. Orioles Odds

  • Royals odds to win: -113
  • Orioles odds to win: -107
  • Spread: Orioles -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
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    Who Will Win Royals vs. Orioles?

    Royals and Orioles Betting Trends

    The Royals have won 75% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (6-2).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -113 or shorter, Kansas City has a record of 6-2 (75%).

    The Orioles have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

    Baltimore has played as an underdog of -107 or more twice this season and split those games.

    The Royals have played in 21 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total eight times (8-12-1).

    So far this season, the Orioles and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 20 games with a total.

    Royals Stats & Insights

    The Royals are the 10th-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.1 runs per game (108 total).

    Kansas City is fourth-best in MLB action with 26 total home runs.

    The Royals have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.242).

    Kansas City strikes out 7.4 times per game to rank fourth in baseball.

    The pitching staff for the Royals has a collective 7.7 K/9, the second-worst in MLB.

    Kansas City’s 3.11 team ERA ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Orioles Stats & Insights

    The Orioles have scored 117 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.

    Baltimore leads Major League Baseball in home runs with 31.

    The Orioles’ .263 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.

    Baltimore has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the ninth-best strikeout rate (8.3 per game) among MLB offenses.

    The Orioles have an 8.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 11th in the majors.

    Baltimore has pitched to a 4.14 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.

    Royals Key Players to Watch

    The Royals are sending Lugo (3-0) to make his fifth start of the season. He is 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA and 13 strikeouts through 25 2/3 innings pitched.

    Salvador Perez is batting .342 with six home runs and 22 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Kansas City hitters this season.

    Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .302 with an OBP of .355 and a slugging percentage of .581 this season.

    Vinnie Pasquantino has 18 hits this season and a slash line of .269/.383/.522.

    MJ Melendez has collected 15 hits this season and has an OBP of .311. He’s slugging .485 on the year.

    Orioles Key Players to Watch

    The Orioles will hand the ball to Irvin (0-1) for his fourth start of the season.

    Gunnar Henderson has hit a team-high six home runs.

    Jordan Westburg is hitting .319 to pace his team.

    Cedric Mullins is batting .254 with two doubles, five home runs and four walks.

    Ryan Mountcastle is hitting .314 with six doubles, two home runs and nine walks.

    Royals and Orioles Injuries

    Royals: Carlos Hernandez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Orioles: Cionel Pérez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Wells: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Kyle Bradish: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Felix Bautista: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Royals vs. Orioles Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 4, Orioles 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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