Royals Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 12, 2022

Written By Staff on June 11, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (20-38) and Baltimore Orioles (25-35) square off on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, starting at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City (-139 to win) has Brad Keller starting things off, while Baltimore (+118) will counter with Dean Kremer.

The insights in the following article reference odds valid as of June 12, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Royals vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Keller (KC) Pitcher Kremer (BAL)
1 – 7 W/L 0 – 1
66.2 IP 4.1
4.18 ERA 6.23
1.260 WHIP 1.385
5 K/9 6.2
2.7 BB/9 2.1

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller (1-7 with a 4.18 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Royals, his 12th of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 4.18 ERA and 5 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .251 to opposing hitters.
  • Keller is trying to pick up his seventh quality start of the season in this outing.
  • The opposing Orioles offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 21st in the league with 464 total hits and 25th in MLB play with 236 runs scored. It has the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.369) and ranks 15th in home runs (58) in all of MLB.
  • The 26-year-old ranks 43rd in ERA (4.18), 40th in WHIP (1.260), and 62nd in K/9 (5) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 12, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rougned Odor 7 .429 3 0 1 .429 1.000
Trey Mancini 6 .167 1 0 1 .143 .310
Cedric Mullins 4 .500 2 1 1 .500 2.000
Anthony Santander 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Probable Starter Dean Kremer

  • Kremer will take to the mound for the Orioles, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, throwing 4 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 6.23, a 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.385 in one games this season.
  • The Royals rank 19th in MLB with a .240 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 24th in the league (.370) and 43 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 12, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Kremer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won four of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).
  • Kansas City has played as a moneyline favorite of -139 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Royals’ implied win probability is 58.2%.
  • Kansas City has played in 58 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 31 times (31-25-2).
  • The Royals have a 24-34-0 record against the spread this season (covering 41.4% of the time).
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Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have won 22, or 39.3%, of the 56 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Baltimore has a record of 18-24 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +118 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 45.9% chance of a victory for the Orioles.
  • Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 28 of their 60 chances.
  • The Orioles are 35-25-0 against the spread in their 60 chances this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 50 hits, while batting .236 with 14 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 12 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB, Witt ranks 108th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage, and 54th in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield has 13 doubles, three home runs and 15 walks while batting .229.
  • Merrifield currently ranks 118th in batting average, 151st in on base percentage, and 141st in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Andrew Benintendi is batting .308 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 22 walks. He has racked up an on-base percentage of .372 and a slugging percentage of .402. Both lead the Royals.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .262 with 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 15 walks.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 240 .229 29 3 25 .269 .590
Andrew Benintendi 214 .308 21 2 22 .372 .774
Bobby Witt Jr. 212 .236 32 7 29 .284 .723
Hunter Dozier 191 .262 23 5 19 .322 .741
Salvador Pérez 189 .217 21 9 29 .256 .690
Nicky Lopez 181 .210 19 0 5 .285 .534
Carlos Santana 141 .184 11 3 13 .315 .613
Michael A. Taylor 122 .270 18 3 15 .368 .753
MJ Melendez 116 .267 14 6 16 .341 .832
Emmanuel Rivera 114 .211 13 4 15 .268 .663

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Austin Hays leads Baltimore with 60 hits, batting .290 this season with 20 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualifying hitters in MLB, Hays ranks 25th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 42nd in slugging percentage.
  • Anthony Santander is slugging .409 while driving in 31 runs and batting .236 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Santander is 108th in batting average, 59th in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging percentage.
  • Cedric Mullins is batting .237 with a .381 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Trey Mancini is slashing .297/.371/.434 this season and leads the Orioles with an OPS of .805.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 236 .237 31 6 22 .301 .682
Trey Mancini 212 .297 25 6 25 .371 .805
Anthony Santander 208 .236 27 10 31 .337 .746
Austin Hays 207 .290 28 7 32 .354 .808
Ryan Mountcastle 188 .250 21 8 27 .292 .707
Jorge Mateo 185 .205 17 4 15 .238 .579
Ramón Urías 173 .225 22 6 18 .273 .660
Rougned Odor 170 .212 23 6 26 .270 .670
Robinson Chirinos 104 .135 6 2 10 .242 .473
Tyler Nevin 76 .237 11 2 10 .322 .651

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