Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks

May 17, 2012


A winning streak will be on the line for the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday when they battle the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brian Matusz in this game. Matusz has a 2-4 record and a 5.50 ERA this season.
The Royals will counter Matusz with Luke Hochevar. Righthander Hochevar has a 7.20 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.
The Orioles were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
Baltimore has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Baltimore: 24-14 SU
Kansas City: 15-21 SU

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Baltimore is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore’s last 13 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 9 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Washington, Friday, May 18
Kansas City home to Arizona, Friday, May 18

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