Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals - 9/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (83-56) at Baltimore Orioles (67-72)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
D Duffy (7-7) (4.17) vs. M Wright (2-4) (5.19)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +107 / Kansas City Royals -117 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, MASN
The Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals face of on Friday at Camden Yards for game one of their MLB series.
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off of wins in their last two games but it has been a disappointing month for them. The Orioles are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 38-27 at home, and they are 12 games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East. As a team the Orioles are hitting .251 with Manny Machado hitting .290, Adam Jones hitting .272, and Chris Davis hitting .260. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.98 with the starters at 4.57 and the bullpen at 2.93. For game one against the Royals the Orioles start Mike Wright who has allowed 38 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 23 over 34.2 innings for a 2-4 record and a 5.19 ERA.
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The Kansas City Royals have run away with the American League Central and even though they haven’t been playing their best baseball of late they have the best record in the American League. The Royals are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 35-29 on the road, and they have an 11 game lead in the AL Central. As a team the Royals are hitting .271 with Lorenzo Cain hitting .312, Eric Hosmer hitting .309, and Kendrys Morales hitting .291. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.67 with the starters at 4.36 and the bullpen at 2.48. For game one against the Orioles the Royals start Danny Duffy who has allowed 124 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 79 over 121 innings for a 7-7 record and a 4.17 ERA.
Baltimore is 5-15 in their last 20 games, 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day, and 0-4 in Wright’s last four starts. Kansas City is 7-2 in their last nine games against the American League East, 1-5 in their last six games, and 7-3 in Duffy’s last 10 starts following a loss in their previous game. Kansas City has won nine of their last 10 games against Baltimore.
Neither of these teams are playing well enough for me to feel overly confident so I will take the Royals as they are just the better team.