Whit Merrifield will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when his Kansas City Royals (37-53) play the Baltimore Orioles (28-62) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Royals are favored (-165) over the Orioles (+145). Baltimore has yet to name a starter while Kansas City is expected to start Brady Singer.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 17, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Royals vs Orioles Betting Odds
Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer
- Singer makes the start for the Royals, his 19th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 4.52 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched.
- In his most recent time out on Wednesday, July 7 against the Reds, the righty threw six innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering five hits.
- The opposing Orioles offense has a collective .236 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 709 total hits and 26th in MLB action with 366 runs scored. They have the 20th-ranked slugging percentage (.392) and rank 19th in home runs (102) in all of MLB.
- The Royals are 5-5 in Singer’s 10 starts this season with Kansas City as the moneyline favorite.
Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2021 at 6:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.
Royals Betting Trends
- The Royals average 4.8 runs per home game compared to 3.5 per contest on the road.
- The Royals are the 23rd-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.1 runs per game (373 total).
- The Royals have won 54.5% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (18-15).
- Kansas City is 2-1 (winning 66.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
- In the 90 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Kansas City, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 44 times (44-41-5).
- Kansas City played as the moneyline favorite for four of its last 10 games, and finished 3-1 in those matchups.
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Orioles Betting Trends
- The Orioles are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 366 total runs (4.1 per game) this season.
- In 47 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.9 runs per contest compared to the 4.3 per game they average at home.
- This season, the Orioles have won 26 out of the 83 games, or 31.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
- Baltimore has a record of 11-32 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +145 on the moneyline.
- Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 48 of their 90 chances.
- Baltimore has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has won two of those contests.
Royals Players to Watch
- Salvador Perez has put up a team-best 21 home runs and 55 runs batted in.
- Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Perez ranks 12th in hits (98), and 12th in HR (21).
- Merrifield has 21 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 26 walks while hitting .278.
- Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Merrifield ranks 10th in hits (99), and 18th in SLG (.416).
Royals Batting Stats (2021)
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Orioles Players to Watch
- Cedric Mullins leads Baltimore in batting average (.317) and home runs (16) this season, while also chipping in with 35 RBI.
- Mullins ranks fourth in hits (108), eighth in AVG (.317), seventh in SLG (.543), and 13th in OBP (.382) among qualified hitters in MLB.
- Mullins will look to extend his seven-game hitting streak. He’s batting .360 with two homers over that span.
- Trey Mancini is batting .253 this season with a team-high 16 home runs and 56 RBI.
- Mancini’s 56 RBI rank 21st among all qualified batters in the league.
Orioles Batting Stats (2021)
Royals vs Orioles Player Props
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