Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 4/21/24

Kansas City Royals (13-7) vs Baltimore Orioles (12-7)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Seth Lugo (3-0) (1.05) vs Cole Irvin (0-1) (6.75)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -115 / Baltimore Orioles -102 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Orioles vs Royals prediction.

Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles look to build on their 13-7 record before taking on the Angels. The Orioles have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 straight games. The Orioles have won 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Adley Rutschman leads the Orioles with 24 hits and 12 RBI, while Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg have combined for 45 hits and 31 RBI. Cole Irvin gets the ball for the Orioles, and he is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Irvin is 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

Royals Betting Preview

The Royals look to add to a 13-8 record before playing the Blue Jays and Tigers next. The Royals have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 12 games. The Royals have won 9 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 26 hits and 22 RBI, while Bobby Witt Jr. and Vinnie Pasquantino have combined for 44 hits and 19 RBI. Seth Lugo gets the ball for the Royals, and he is 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Lugo is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • MJ Melendez has hit a home run in three of the Royals' last four games as home favorites.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Orioles.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Royals' last eight home games.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last six home games against the Orioles.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded a Double in four of his last five home appearances against the Orioles.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Cedric Mullins has scored at least one run in eight of the Orioles' last nine games against AL opponents.
  • Ryan Mountcastle has recorded a Double in five of the Orioles' last six games at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one total base in each of his 13 previous appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one hit in each of his 13 previous appearances at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Cedric Mullins has hit a home run in each of the Orioles' last two day games.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Orioles' last eight road games against AL Central opponents.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank 1st in the league for runs allowed this season (65).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T2nd in the league for home runs allowed this season (12).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 1st in the league for home runs this season (31).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 30th in the league for walks this season (50).

Orioles vs Royals prediction

The Orioles are probably the better team on paper, but the Royals continue to surprise and pack betting value as long as they can keep it up. Cole Irvin has allowed 11 runs in 14.2 innings, while Seth Lugo has been money, giving up 3 runs through 25.2 innings. The Royals have a clear pitching edge, and it doesn't hurt to be at home. This price feels like a steal and one of the better MLB bets on Sunday. Give me the Royals.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -115

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