The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles meet Friday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Kansas City Royals Betting Preview
The Kansas City Royals have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 60 hits and 34 RBI, while Bobby Witt Jr. and Vinnie Pasquantino have combined for 116 hits and 53 RBI. Daniel Lynch gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Lynch is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 9 of their last 13 games. The Orioles have lost 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Adley Rutschman leads the Orioles with 64 hits and 28 RBI, while Austin Hays and Anthony Santander have combined for 117 hits and 59 RBI. Tyler Wells gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Wells is 3-0 with a 3.54 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 18-50 in their last 68 road games and 18-46 in their last 64 overall. The Orioles are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 21-7 in their last 28 Friday games. The under is 8-2 in Royals last 10 overall. The under is 35-16-7 in Orioles last 58 Friday games. The Royals are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings in Baltimore and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kansas City Royals are having issues scoring runs, and it's hard to back them even in the underdog role when this is the case, especially on the road. The Baltimore Orioles are far more trustworthy in these spots, and Tyler Wells has been sharp with his 3.29 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 68.1 innings. Wells currently has the best WHIP of any pitcher this season. Give me the O's and the RL for max betting value.