Royals Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 17, 2021

Posted By Staff on July 17, 2021

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)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 356 .278 52 8 50 .326 .742
Salvador Pérez 353 .278 41 21 55 .299 .800
Carlos Santana 314 .242 48 15 50 .358 .772
Jorge Soler 273 .187 29 7 30 .281 .600
Michael A. Taylor 272 .246 36 8 32 .304 .672
Hunter Dozier 257 .179 27 8 26 .248 .594
Andrew Benintendi 248 .282 34 10 35 .333 .777
Nicky Lopez 234 .269 37 0 19 .352 .685
Hanser Alberto 155 .271 18 1 11 .288 .694
Ryan O’Hearn 119 .218 13 6 13 .256 .643

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)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 341 .317 50 16 35 .382 .925
Trey Mancini 328 .253 48 16 56 .326 .780
Ryan Mountcastle 306 .248 39 14 48 .298 .736
Austin Hays 221 .244 36 9 31 .306 .736
Anthony Santander 216 .227 21 6 23 .270 .650
Pedro Severino 204 .230 21 5 18 .304 .652
DJ Stewart 181 .204 24 7 23 .311 .665
Pat Valaika 151 .192 9 1 13 .255 .500
Kelvin Gutierrez 135 .215 9 1 8 .254 .550
Ramón Urías 106 .274 14 4 14 .342 .776

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