Orioles Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 9, 2022

Written By Staff on June 9, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles (24-33) visit the Kansas City Royals (18-37) on Thursday to start a four-game series, with the first pitch at 8:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium. The Orioles head into the matchup after a series win over the Cubs, and the Royals are coming off a series loss to the Blue Jays. Baltimore’s (-110 to win) Jordan Lyles gets the start against Kansas City’s (-109) Kris Bubic.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of June 9, 2022 at 11:26 AM ET.

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Orioles vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lyles (BAL) Pitcher Bubic (KC)
3 – 4 W/L 0 – 3
62.0 IP 18.1
4.50 ERA 9.33
1.484 WHIP 2.073
7.8 K/9 6.4
2.8 BB/9 6.9

Orioles Probable Starter Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles (3-4) takes the mound for the Orioles in his 12th start of the season. He has a 4.50 ERA in 62 innings pitched, with 54 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday against the Seattle Mariners, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 4.50, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 11 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .293 batting average against him.
  • Lyles has four quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.358) and ranks 28th in MLB play with 38 home runs. It has a collective .236 batting average, and is 20th in MLB with 439 total hits and 26th in MLB play scoring 203 runs.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 31-year-old ranks 50th in ERA (4.50), 58th in WHIP (1.484), and 34th in K/9 (7.8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 9, 2022 at 11:26 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Lyles

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Salvador Perez 11 .182 2 2 4 .250 .977
Whit Merrifield 10 .400 4 0 1 .400 .900
Nicky Lopez 7 .429 3 0 0 .500 .929
Ryan O’Hearn 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Andrew Benintendi 6 .333 2 0 1 .286 .619
Hunter Dozier 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Carlos Santana 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Kyle Isbel 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Michael A. Taylor 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • Bubic (0-3) will take the mound for the Royals, his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander allowed five hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Saturday.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 9.33, a 0.929 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.073.
  • Bubic has not earned a quality start in six starts this season.
  • The Orioles rank 25th in MLB with a .229 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 24th in the league (.370) and 56 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 9, 2022 at 11:26 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 5 .600 3 1 1 .600 2.200
Anthony Santander 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Austin Hays 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500
Ryan Mountcastle 4 .250 1 0 1 .333 .583
Trey Mancini 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Ramón Urias 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Ryan McKenna 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jorge Mateo 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Robinson Chirinos 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games.
  • Baltimore has played as a moneyline favorite of -110 or shorter in only two games this season, which they won both.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Orioles’ implied win probability is 52.4%.
  • Baltimore has played in 57 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-30-1).
  • The Orioles have collected a 34-23-0 record against the spread this season (covering 59.6% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have been the underdog 48 times and won 15, or 31.2%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has a record of 13-33, a 28.3% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -109 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 52.2% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 29 of their 55 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 22-33-0 against the spread this season.

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Austin Hays paces the Orioles with 57 hits, while batting .292 with 13 doubles, seven home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Hays’ batting average ranks 23rd, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 35th in the league in slugging.
  • Trey Mancini’s .374 OBP and .448 slugging percentage are both team-highs, and he has nine doubles, a triple, six home runs and 20 walks while batting .303.
  • Among qualifiers, Mancini ranks 15th in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage, and 42nd in slugging.
  • Anthony Santander has six doubles, nine home runs and 28 walks while batting .231.
  • Cedric Mullins is hitting .237 with 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 15 walks.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 224 .237 29 6 20 .298 .677
Trey Mancini 201 .303 24 6 24 .374 .822
Anthony Santander 199 .231 26 9 30 .338 .735
Austin Hays 195 .292 27 7 30 .359 .826
Jorge Mateo 176 .210 15 4 15 .240 .592
Ryan Mountcastle 175 .257 20 8 25 .302 .731
Ramón Urías 173 .225 22 6 18 .273 .660
Rougned Odor 163 .221 22 6 26 .273 .690
Robinson Chirinos 98 .133 6 2 10 .232 .467
Tyler Nevin 66 .227 10 1 7 .307 .595

Royals Players to Watch

  • Whit Merrifield has been key for Kansas City with three home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .221 this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the big leagues, Merrifield’s batting average ranks 132nd, his on-base percentage is 156th, and he is 148th in slugging percentatge.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a slash line of .315/.382/.405 this season and a team-best OPS of .787.
  • Benintendi is currently ninth in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .221 with a .417 slugging percentage and 28 RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with 48 hits, batting .262 this season with 18 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 226 .221 25 3 25 .261 .575
Bobby Witt Jr. 204 .221 29 7 28 .269 .686
Andrew Benintendi 200 .315 19 2 21 .382 .787
Hunter Dozier 183 .262 23 5 19 .325 .751
Salvador Pérez 178 .202 18 8 23 .241 .645
Nicky Lopez 175 .217 19 0 5 .294 .551
Carlos Santana 133 .188 10 2 11 .325 .611
Michael A. Taylor 112 .259 16 2 13 .364 .721
MJ Melendez 106 .255 11 4 11 .325 .759
Emmanuel Rivera 104 .212 13 4 14 .268 .662

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