Orioles Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 7, 2022

Written By Staff on May 6, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles (10-16) host the Kansas City Royals (8-15) on Saturday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:05 PM ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles head into the matchup following a series split with the Twins, and the Royals are coming off a series loss to the Cardinals. Baltimore (-130 to win) has Jordan Lyles starting, and Kansas City (+110) counters Carlos Hernandez.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of May 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Orioles vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lyles (BAL) Pitcher Hernández (KC)
2 – 2 W/L 0 – 1
26.0 IP 18.0
4.50 ERA 6.00
1.615 WHIP 1.889
7.3 K/9 4
3.5 BB/9 5

Orioles Probable Starter Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles makes the start for the Orioles, his sixth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts through 26 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The 31-year-old has amassed a 4.50 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season.
  • Lyles enters the game with one quality start under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .218 batting average, and is 28th in the league with 165 total hits and last in MLB play with 70 runs scored. It has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.318) and ranks 29th in home runs (13) in all of MLB.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 31-year-old ranks 51st in ERA (4.50), 56th in WHIP (1.615), and 43rd in K/9 (7.3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Probable Starter Carlos Hernández

  • Hernandez (0-1) will take the mound for the Royals, his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 4 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 6.00, a 0.8 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.889 in four games this season.
  • The Orioles rank 26th in MLB with 88 runs scored this season. They have a .225 batting average this campaign with 18 home runs (24th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Betting Trends

  • This is the first game this season the Orioles are listed as the moneyline favorite.
  • Baltimore has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -130 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Orioles a 56.5% chance to win.
  • In the 26 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Baltimore, it has combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-17-0).
  • The Orioles have put together a 15-11-0 record ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 18 games this season and won six (33.3%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has a record of 2-10, a 16.7% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +110 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 47.6% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 23 games with a total.
  • The Royals have an ATS record of 11-12-0 in 23 games with a spread this season.

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Cedric Mullins is hitting .243 with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and seven walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Mullins ranks 83rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 76th and he is 45th in slugging.
  • Mullins brings a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .286 with four doubles, two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Austin Hays’ 27 hits and .457 slugging percentage both pace his team. He has seven doubles, three home runs and 10 walks while hitting .287.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Hays ranks 32nd in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage, and 41st in slugging.
  • Anthony Santander is batting .241 with two doubles, three home runs and 18 walks. He has a .402 on-base percentage to pace the Orioles.
  • Ryan Mountcastle is batting .250 with two doubles, four home runs and three walks.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 103 .243 16 4 11 .322 .769
Ryan Mountcastle 96 .250 9 4 12 .280 .676
Austin Hays 94 .287 8 3 12 .358 .815
Trey Mancini 87 .253 7 1 9 .302 .635
Anthony Santander 83 .241 11 3 12 .402 .775
Jorge Mateo 83 .241 8 1 6 .284 .657
Ramón Urías 82 .207 6 1 6 .250 .530
Rougned Odor 70 .214 9 1 7 .273 .630
Robinson Chirinos 51 .137 2 0 3 .267 .443
Anthony Bemboom 31 .129 2 0 0 .229 .390

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City with an OBP of .407, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .439.
  • Benintendi ranks third in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .229 with a .349 slugging percentage and seven RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified players, Witt ranks 103rd in batting average, 142nd in on-base percentage and 113th in slugging percentage.
  • Michael A. Taylor has 14 hits this season and has a slash line of .226/.329/.323.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in total hits (19) this season while batting .257 with nine extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 93 .151 4 0 5 .198 .381
Salvador Pérez 90 .156 9 5 9 .200 .567
Bobby Witt Jr. 83 .229 8 1 7 .264 .613
Andrew Benintendi 82 .354 8 1 11 .407 .846
Hunter Dozier 74 .257 7 3 6 .286 .759
Nicky Lopez 71 .225 8 0 3 .329 .597
Michael A. Taylor 62 .226 8 2 7 .329 .652
Edward Olivares 33 .364 5 0 2 .417 .902
Kyle Isbel 14 .214 2 0 2 .267 .481
Ryan O’Hearn 13 .077 1 0 1 .250 .327

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