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2021 MLB Handicapping
(28-62) Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals (37-53)
Date: Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Projected Pitchers: Jorge Lopez (BAL) vs. Brady Singer (KC)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +140 Royals -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5, Royals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Orioles will be in Kansas City to take on the Royals for game 2 Saturday at 7:10 ET.
The Royals took the 1st game of the series 9-2.
Jorge Lopez is going for the Orioles and Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals.
The Orioles have not had a good season at all. They are on pace to lose over 100 games. They have lost 5 games in a row.
With a record of 28-62, they are last in the American League East. The Red Sox are 27 games ahead of them.
The O’s got swept in a 3 game set against the White Sox before this series. In that series, the Orioles scored 9 runs and allowed 27.
Keegan Akin went 3 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Friday night.
Jorge Lopez will be getting the start on Saturday. The righty is 2-12 with a 5.95 ERA. His last start was against the White Sox on July 9th where he went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The White Sox won this game 12-1.
The pitching for this team has been quite bad this year. They rank last in baseball with a 5.64 ERA.
Offense has not been their main issue. They are scoring 4.07 runs per game which is 26th best in the majors.
Cedric Mullins and Trey Mancini are some key bats in their lineup.
Baltimore has hit 102 home runs which is 19th best in baseball.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals got off to a good start this year, but they have really struggled since then. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
Their 37-53 record puts them last in the American League Central. The White Sox are 17 games ahead of them.
KC got swept by the Indians in a 3 game set before this series. In those games, they scored 11 runs and allowed 23 runs.
Danny Duffy went 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Friday.
Brady Singer has been inconsistent this year. The righty is 3-6 with a 4.52 ERA. His last start was on July 7th against the Reds where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Reds won this game 5-2.
Pitching has not been good for them. They have an ERA of 5.11 which is 28th best in the league.
On offense, they are scoring 4.14 runs per game which is 21st best in baseball.
They have hit 90 home runs which is 25th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 27-64 in their last 91 Saturday games.
- Orioles are 19-47 in their last 66 road games.
- Orioles are 50-126 in their last 176 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Orioles are 18-47 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series.
- Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 games with the total set at 10 or lower.
- Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 home games with the total set at 7.0-9.5.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 teams that have really struggled so far this year. I have no confidence backing the Orioles in this one.
The Royals are the better team and I expect them to show that in this one.
I look for Singer to pitch a solid game and for the Royals to hit around Lopez and get into their bullpen.
I like the Royals on the run line in this one.
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