Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB: Baltimore Orioles vs KC Royals Prediction 4/19/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (12-6) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (12-7) on Friday, April 19th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. The Orioles are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Twins. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Orioles vs Royals

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The Orioles’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Twins, closing out their series with a 4-2 win. After allowing one run to the Twins in the top of the first, the Orioles responded with a run of their own and added three more in the 3rd inning. Baltimore was the -119 favorite at home going into the game.

Albert Suarez got the start for the Orioles, going 5 2/3 innings, and didn’t give up a run. He also issued just two walks and struck out four. The Orioles’s bullpen closed things out, and Craig Kimbrel picked up the save.

The Orioles come into this one, having won four straight games. In the AL East, they are a perfect 3-0 and trail the Yankees by just half a game for the division lead. Overall, they have a record of 12-6.

At home, the Orioles have gone 8-4 this season and are above .500 on the road at 4-2. Baltimore has been good as the favorite this season, going 11-5, and they have won three straight games as the road favorite.

When the Orioles are on the road, they have been a good bet to cover the run line, going 11-7 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 4-2, and they have covered in their last three road games. They have been favored in 16 of their 17 games and have gone 10-6 against the run line in those games.

The Baltimore Orioles have played 16 games this season with over/under lines set at 9 runs. Their over/under record in those games is 11-5. The combined run average in those games is 10.1 runs per game. Overall, 88.9% of their games have had over/under lines set below 9 runs.

Dean Kremer Gets The Start For The Orioles

Dean Kremer is making his third start of the season for the Orioles and is on the road against the Royals. He started the year with a no-decision vs. the Royals, then took the loss in his last outing vs. the Brewers. In that start, he went 4 innings and gave up 6 earned runs.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

When it comes to the Orioles’ hitting projections, Gunnar Henderson is the player to watch, as he has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 2nd best home run projection. His home run projection is 8th best in the league today. Ryan O’Hearn has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 12th best in the league. Anthony Santander has the top home run projection on the team and 7th best in the league today.

Kansas City closed out their series vs. the White Sox with a 2-1 loss. Heading into the game, the Royals were the heavy favorite at -173. It was a good start for the Royals, as they got on the board with a run in the 1st inning but couldn’t hold the lead. The White Sox scored the game’s tying run in the 4th and added another run in the 6th to pick up the win.

Michael Wacha put together a good start for the Royals, going six innings and giving up just two runs on four hits. He only had four strikeouts in the outing and took the loss. The Royals’s offense scored their only run on a Nick Loftin single in the 1st inning. Loftin went 2/4 and also scored the team’s other run.

With a record of 12-7, the Royals are 2nd in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by just one game. Kansas City heads into today’s game having won their last two, closing out their series with the White Sox with a win. This season, the Royals have been good at home, putting together a record of 8-2.

Looking at their overall series record, the Royals are currently 3-3. When favored to win, they are 6-2 this season, and they have a home win streak of eight games. So far, they have been above .500 both at home and on the road.

The Royals have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 12-7 overall. They have been especially profitable at home, where they are 7-3 against the run line. Their average run margin is +2.1 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in five straight games at home. They have been a better bet against the run line as an underdog, going 7-4 compared to 5-3 as the favorite. Their average run margin in wins is +4.8, while it drops to -2.4 in losses.

The Kansas City Royals have had a combined run average of 7.6 this season and have an over/under record of 6-12. Their over/under record when the line is set at 9 runs is 1-3, and the over/under line for their games on the season has averaged 8 runs. However, the under has hit in four straight games for the Royals, including their last three games against the White Sox and their most recent game against the Mets.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Alec Marsh and the Royals are hosting the Orioles today. This will be Marsh’s second start of the season, and he has a win in each of his first two outings. He went 5 innings and gave up 4 runs in his first start and struck out 8 in 4 2/3 innings in his last outing.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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For the Royals, we have Bobby Witt Jr. as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, as his projection is 11th best in the league today. His home run projection is 7th best in the league and 2nd on the team. Nelson Velázquez has the 5th best total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 6th best in the league. Vinnie Pasquantino is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and his home run projection is 12th best in the league.


Orioles vs Royals Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Orioles vs. Royals matchup is to take the Royals on the money line at +118. With the money line payout, we see this as a great value, as the payout is much better than the Orioles at -139.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alec Marsh is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, and he is currently ranked as the eighth best in terms of strikeout projections among today’s starters. As for Dean Kremer, he is projected to finish with five K’s, and his strikeout projection is the seventh worst.

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