Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: September 11, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction and Betting Odds. The 83-56 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 67-72 Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland today September 11, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:05 PM
Moneylines: Royals -125 / Orioles +105
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Danny Duffy (7-7, 4.17 ERA)
Baltimore: Mike Wright (2-4, 5.19 ERA)
In their last games: The Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-3 and the Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 3-2.
The Royals head into Baltimore for the first game of a 3 game series. The 7-7 Danny Duffy goes for the Royals and the 2-4 Mike Wright goes for the Orioles. The Royals open at -125 as a road favorite with a total of 8.5 runs. While Baltimore has won 2 in a row they have lost 15 of their last 20 games and their playoff chances are very slim 12 games out in the AL East and 6 games out of the last AL Wild Card spot. They rank 9th in the Majors in runs scored and 18th in team ERA. While the Royals have lost 5 of their last 6 games they still have the best record in the AL and they have the AL East, pretty much, wrapped up 11 games up on the Minnesota Twins. They rank 6th in runs scored and 7th in team ERA. Kansas City has only totaled 15 runs in their last 6 games.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Royals are 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Orioles.
The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Orioles in Baltimore.
This season the Orioles are 38-27 at home and the Royals are 35-29 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 83-56 SU / O/U 60-65 / Run Line W/L 79-63
Baltimore Orioles: 67-72 SU / O/U 60-71 / Run Line W/L 69-70
• KC is 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• KC is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• KC has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
• BAL is 5-15 in their last 20 overall.
• BAL is 1-6 in their last 7 home games.
• BAL has an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
[P] 05/13/2015 – Jason Garcia 60-day DL (5/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/05/2015 – Miguel Gonzalez 15-day DL (8/31) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 09/09/2015 – Adam Jones “?” Friday vs Kansas City ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/17/2015 – Brian Flynn 60-day DL (5/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/22/2015 – Jason Vargas 15-day DL (7/22); out for season ( Elbow )
Free MLB Prediction
Mike Wright is only making his 2nd start since a month long stint on the DL and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 4 innings in a 5-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles are 0-4 in Wrights last 4 starts. Danny Duffy is 5-3 with a 3.28 ERA over his last 12 starts. And in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 7 innings of work in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The Royals have lost 3 of their last 4 games with Duffy on the hill including their last 2. In 3 career starts against the Orioles Duffy is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.00.
Neither pitcher was very sharp in their last outing and with the Royals struggling to score I am taking Baltimore at home in this Game 1.
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