Orioles vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/4/23

Kansas City Royals (7-22) vs Baltimore Orioles (19-9)

Game Info: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jordan Lyles (0-5) (5.60) vs Grayson Rodriguez (1-0) (4.07)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +138 / Baltimore Orioles -164 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. On Wednesday it was the Royals that secured the 6-0 victory. 

Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles sit with a 20-10 record but they are coming off a very disappointing loss on Wednesday. The Orioles offense had an odd off game, and that led to the 6-0 defeat. The Orioles are averaging 5.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.49 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league and they need to get back on the right track here. Ryan Mountcastle has hit eight home runs and driven in 26 RBIs. On the mound for the Orioles will be Grayson Rodriguez who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 4.07. Over his last two starts 10 innings total and given up zero runs. 

Royals Betting Preview

The Royals sit with an 8-23 record and wins have been hard to come by so far. On Wednesday it took good pitching not giving up a run to secure the victory. The Royals are averaging 3.52 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.52 runs per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league while the pitching is ranked 27th.  On the mound for the Royals will be Jordan Lyles who sits with a 0-5 record and an ERA of 6.11. In his last start against the Twins he went four innings giving up seven hits and seven runs. 

Orioles vs Royals Trends

Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. Orioles are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. American League Central. Orioles are 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Royals are 0-6 in Lyles' last 6 starts. Royals are 0-6 in Lyles' last 6 starts on grass.

Shane’s Free Pick

Lyles sits with an ERA of 6.11 and the Orioles bats are going to get back on the right track in this game. The Orioles are going to score eight or nine runs against the Royals pitching and that is going to be the difference. The Royals might score a few runs, but it’s not going to be enough. Back the Orioles on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Orioles -1.5

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