Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles: Best Odds and Preview for September 8, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 7, 2021, 10:47 pm

Cedric Mullins brings a three-game home run streak into the Baltimore Orioles’ (44-93) matchup against the Kansas City Royals (62-76). The Royals are moneyline favorites (-135) in this matchup with the Orioles (+115), which begins at 7:05 PM ET on Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Mike Minor takes the mound first for Kansas City, and Matt Harvey is Baltimore’s pick to start.

Best Odds for Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles.

Royals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been victorous in 21, or 50%, of the 42 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 58 of their 138 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Royals rank 24th in the league with 574 total runs scored this season.
  • Kansas City has been favored in five of its past 10 games and won one of those matchups.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Royals and their foes are 2-7-1 in their previous 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Minor gets the start for the Royals, his 28th of the season. He is 8-12 with a 5.25 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 152 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Friday, the lefty threw five innings against the Indians, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Minor’s team has a 10-17 record in his starts this season.
  • Minor has had 27 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 10 of those outings.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Adalberto Mondesi 14 .321 .333 .698 5 12 17
Salvador Pérez 137 .276 .312 .544 41 103 146
Nicky Lopez 123 .292 .362 .362 1 35 117
Whit Merrifield 138 .275 .319 .397 10 68 154
Andrew Benintendi 110 .254 .301 .402 12 46 103
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Orioles Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have won 31.5% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (40-87).
  • Baltimore has combined with opponents to go over the total 69 times this season for a 69-63-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Orioles score the 25th-most runs in baseball (566 total, 4.1 per game).
  • Baltimore was the underdog on the moneyline for each of its last 10 games, and went 4-6 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Orioles and their opponents combined to hit the over three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Harvey (6-14 with a 6.28 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 123 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Orioles, his 28th of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last time out was on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, when he went four innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Harvey’s team is 10-17 in his 27 starts.
  • Harvey has started 27 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in 14 of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Cedric Mullins 133 .307 .370 .542 27 54 159
Ryan Mountcastle 120 .262 .313 .487 25 75 115
Jorge Mateo 27 .292 .343 .448 2 8 28
Trey Mancini 128 .262 .324 .452 21 66 129
Ramón Urías 75 .273 .355 .413 7 36 66

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