Royals vs. Orioles Prediction
After managing a road win on Tuesday, can the Kansas City Royals find a way to upset the Baltimore Orioles again when the two meet up today at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:05PM ET – Oriole Park
TV: FSKC (KC); MASN (Bal)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Orioles are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 53% going on Kansas City on the road today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals finding a groove
The Royals are looking for their first 3-game win streak of the season today following a 15-7 win at Baltimore on Tuesday. KC has now won four of its last five games. Kansas City is 12-23 overall and 6-10 on the road. KC is putting up 4.03 runs per game this year while allowing 5.46 per contest.
Eric Skoglund gets the start for the Royals on Wednesday. He has started five games this season and is 1-2 with a 6.84 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Of the five starts, he has allowed four or more runs in four of them. Skoglund has 25 strikeouts and nine walks over 26.1 innings.
Orioles keep falling
Despite returning home from a 6-game road trip, the Orioles suffered another loss on Tuesday. It was their seventh consecutive defeat. Baltimore is 8-27 on the season and 5-11 at home. The Orioles are scoring 3.49 runs per game this season while allowing 5.77 per contest.
Andrew Cashner gets the start for the Orioles on Wednesday. Cashner is 1-4 though seven starts this season with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. He has allowed at least three runs in his last four starts. Over 38.2 innings, Cashner has 37 strikeouts with 19 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 2-6 in their last 8 against AL West opponents and 5-16 in their last 21 games against a right-handed starter.
The Orioles are just 2-7 in their last nine home games and 3-10 in their last 13 games against AL Central opponents. They also are 3-13 in their last 16 against a left-handed starter.
Neither pitcher inspires much confidence for today, but I will ride the Royals while on this current hot streak. Baltimore just hasn’t been producing much at the plate on average and their bullpen logged some innings last night, so their options are limited. I think KC will take advantage of that at the plate like they did on Tuesday.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals +120