Baltimore vs Kansas City MLB Betting Preview and Pick

Posted by Eric Williams on April 21, 2016 in

The Kansas City Royals will host the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a three-game set with both ball clubs looking to get better performances from their respective starters. Heading into Thursday night, the Royals had dropped three of their last four games while Baltimore lost two of three of four of its last six games overall. Now, let’s find out which team will get the ‘W’ in this pro baseball lines affair.

How To Bet The Orioles (9-4) @ Royals (9-5) MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, April 22 – 8:15 PM EST
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Radio: Royals and Orioles
TV Stream: FoxSportsGo
Probable Starters Orioles: Yovani Gallardo (1-0) vs Royals: Chris Young (0-3)

Why Bet the Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore has recorded a solid 3-3 road mark heading into Thursday night, but they’re not really a good pick in this contest if you ask me. Yovani Gallardo was touched up for four earned runs on nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out two in six innings of an 8-4 loss against the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

The right-hander, who signed to a two-year deal with the Royals this winter, got smacked round for five earned runs in his previous start and has not had a quality start (six innings) in his first three outings.

Why Bet the Kansas City Royals

The Royals are great bet in this contest because they’re playing at home where they’ve gone 5-2 heading into Thursday night. Veteran right-hander Chris Young (0-3, 7.90) takes the mound for the Royals in the first game of a three-game set with the Orioles looking to bounce back from his poor outing against Oakland on Saturday.

Young gave up four runs on eight hits, including one home run, in just four innings of a 5-3 loss against the A’s. Young got pounded for six earned runs on nine hits against Houston in his previous start and has not had a quality start in three outings this season.

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My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

With the Orioles going 1-7 in their last eight road games against the Royals and 3-10 in the last 13 meetings overall, things don’t look very encouraging for the O’s in this match up. The Royals are 4-0 in Chris Young’s last four starts against a team with a winning record and 5-1 in Young’s last six home starts against a team with a winning record.

More importantly, the Royals are looking to get back to playing better baseball right now and there’s no better time to do so than at home against a team they’ve dominated in recent times. Kansas City wins by two runs at the very least.

My final score prediction: Kansas City 5 Baltimore 3