It’s an AL matchup tonight between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM ET, and you can catch the game on MASN.

Michael Wacha gets the start for the Royals, while Dean Kremer will take the mound for the Orioles. The over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, with the over paying out at -106 and the under at -115.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Baltimore Orioles Moneyline -156

This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 6:35 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE ROYALS VS ORIOLES:

  • We have the Orioles winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Royals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Royals Records & Stats

The Royals are coming off an 11-0 win against the Twins in their last game. They were the underdog in the game, with a money line of +103. Kansas City scored three runs in the first inning and six in the second to jump out to a 9-0 lead early.

Brady Singer threw seven shutout innings, striking out 10 and only allowing three hits. Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. each homered and combined for five hits and seven RBIs.

Michael Wacha is coming off a season in which he went 14-4 in 24 starts. His ERA for the season was 3.22, and he finished the year with 12 quality starts. Wacha’s WHIP for the season was 1.16, and he allowed a total of 15 home runs. His FIP for the season was 3.89, and he finished the year with an average of 8.31 strikeouts per nine innings. Wacha’s average walks per game was 1.8, and he finished the season with a strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 2.9.

Our model is projecting Bobby Witt Jr. to have a big game at the plate for the Royals. He has the highest total hits projection on the team and is not only our highest projected home run hitter for the Royals, but his home run projection is 12th best in the league today. Nelson Velázquez is our 2nd best home run projection on the team and 14th best in the league today. Maikel Garcia is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits.

Orioles Records & Stats

Reid Detmers and Tyler Wells both pitched well in this game, but it was Detmers’ Angels who came out on top. Detmers went five innings, giving up just one earned run and striking out seven. Wells went six innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out seven as well.

Offensively, the Angels scored two runs in the first and second innings and never looked back. Taylor Ward hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Orioles could only muster one run in the second inning. The Angels bullpen was solid, with Carlos Estévez picking up the save.

Coming off a season where he made 32 starts, Dean Kremer finished with a record of 13-5 and an ERA of 4.12. For the season, he made 14 quality starts and allowed a total of 27 home runs. His WHIP for the season was 1.31, and opponents had an OPS of .718 against him. On a per nine basis, Kremer averaged 8.18 strikeouts and 2.87 walks.

When looking at the Orioles’ offensive projections, we see that Anthony Santander is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but he also has the best chance to hit a home run for the Orioles. His home run projection is 13th best in the league today. Gunnar Henderson is also projected to have a good game, as his total hits projection is the highest on the team and his home run projection is 2nd best on the team and 14th best in the league today. Ryan O’Hearn has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 19th best in the league today.