Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 4/19/24

Kansas City Royals (12-7) vs Baltimore Orioles (12-6)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Alec Marsh (2-0) (4.32) vs Dean Kremer (0-1) (4.96)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +116 / Baltimore Orioles -137 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s an Orioles vs Royals prediction. This will be the opening matchup in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Baltimore Orioles recent form and player performance

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Baltimore Orioles

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Orioles and Royals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Orioles vs Royals game

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

In their last series, the Orioles took on the Minnesota Twins. Baltimore did very well in that set, taking the sweep with wins 7-4, 11-3 and 4-2. In the Wednesday victory the O’s got home runs from Cedric Mullins (two RBI in a walk-off), Gunnar Henderson and Anthony Santander. Starter Albert Suarez finished with 5.2 clean innings, three hits and no walks.

In the starter role for the Orioles on Friday it’ll be Dean Kremer. This year in three starts Kremer is 0-1 with a 4.96 ERA and 14 Ks in 16.1 innings. Kremer is 22-21 with a 4.38 ERA in 74 career games, posting 327 Ks in 386.2 innings total.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they managed to win their first two games versus the Chicago White Sox this week 2-0 and 4-2. Kansas City lost out on the sweep with a 2-1 result in the finale, though. In that one the Royals got a lone RBI from Hunter Renfroe. Michael Wacha posted 6.0 innings with two earned on four hits and two walks.

It’ll be Alec Marsh in the starting pitcher role for the Royals on Friday. Across his three starts this year Marsh is 2-0 with a 4.32 ERA and 10 Ks in 16.2 innings. Marsh has a career record of 5-9 in the MLB with a 5.44 ERA in 20 games (11 starts).

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • MJ Melendez has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances at Kauffman Stadium against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six home appearances against the Orioles.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last 11 home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in seven of the Royals' last eight games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last 12 home games.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last five games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in each of the Royals' last five games against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 8th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.628) this season.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in each of the Orioles' last four games against AL opponents.
  • Cedric Mullins has scored at least one run in each of the Orioles' last seven games against AL opponents.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Orioles' last six road games against AL Central opponents.
  • Dean Kremer has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances with the Orioles as road favorites.
  • Cedric Mullins has recorded at least one total base in each of the Orioles' last nine games.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one hit in each of his 11 previous appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Ryan Mountcastle has recorded at least one Double in each of his last four appearances with the Orioles as road favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Dean Kremer has recorded a win in six of his last eight appearances in night games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Gunnar Henderson ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank 1st in the league for runs allowed this season (52).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for ERA this season (2.79).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 1st in the league for home runs this season (30).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 30th in the league for walks this season (44).

Orioles vs Royals Prediction

I’ll probably stay with Baltimore. The Orioles are on a nice run right now, winning four straight after consecutive losses to the Brewers over the weekend. Kremer will need a good bounce-back effort in this opener, though. He’s coming off a rough outing with 4.0 innings, six earned, 10 hits and a walk in a loss to Milwaukee. As for Marsh, he’s given up seven earned over his last 9.2 innings of work, going 1-0 in that time.

Baltimore’s offense is clicking lately, so if the bats keep moving the team should be in good shape on Friday. The O’s have posted four or more runs in five straight games, and six or more in three of the last four. The Royals have given up two or fewer runs in four straight games themselves though, so this should be a pretty fun weekend series.

Andrew’s Pick Baltimore Orioles -137

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