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2021 MLB Handicapping
(28-61) Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals (36-53)
Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Keegan Akin vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles | Royals
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles , Royals
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Baltimore Orioles will look to pick up a rare win this Friday, as they take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Missouri which may very well shape up to be an interesting contest from a betting perspective.
The Orioles only picked up 1 win in their previous 8 games before the All-Star break and although they have a few solid players like Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins they simply have not had the depth to be able to really compete this year.
The batting lineup has not even really been the biggest problem for the Orioles here in 2021, but the pitching has been absolutely awful ranking 29th in batting average surrendered, and 30th in WHIP, ERA and quality starts.
It has not all been the Orioles fault, however, as they have not exactly been lucky in terms of injuries with 15 guys currently on their injured list including solid contributors like Freddy Galvis and Maikel Franco.
Keegan Akin is the projected starter here and that might be good news for Kansas City Royals fans as he enters this contest with an 0-4 record and an ERA in excess of 7, so it might be tough for him to have a good outing here on the road against an underrated batting lineup.
Kansas City Royals
The All-Star break arguably could not have come at a better time for any team in baseball then the Royals who went into the break on an abysmal 3-15 run, as they struggled mightily in basically all areas.
I do expect the Royals to have a better second half to the season though, as their batting lineup should come alive post-break, as most of the advanced statistics show that they should have scored a whole lot more runs then they actually did to this point in the season.
In terms of batting catcher Salvador Perez still leads this team in all major categories hitting .275 and chipping in with 21 home runs, as he continues to be one of the best catchers in the entire league in this area and it would not be a surprise to see him improve those stats over the course of this series with the Orioles.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
It is so tough to back the Orioles this year, obviously they are heavily bet against in most games and usually have big odds, but I feel like this series could have sweep all over it with this deep Royals lineup and the poor pitching Baltimore will send to the hill.
The Royals will be big favorites here, though, so I am going to roll with the Royals to pick up the win here by more than 1.5 runs and cover the runline and get this line closer to even money odds.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City Royals Runline
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