The Baltimore Orioles will be up against righthander Yordano Ventura on Saturday as they play host to the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards in the second game of the ALCS.
Ventura has faced the Orioles twice in his career, allowing just two runs on 14 hits over those 14 1-3 innings of work while striking out 17 batters. Ventura held the Angels to one run over seven innings in his lone ALDS appearance.
The Orioles will turn to Bud Norris in Game 2 of the series on Saturday. Norris is 0-1 with an 0.68 ERA over his two career appearances against the Royals, and he held the Tigers scoreless on two hits over 6 1-3 innings in a win in the ALDS last round.
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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Pick
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Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Baltimore Orioles bring a 99-67 record to the battle against the 94-73 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Kansas City injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Baltimore Orioles) and the No. 13 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
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How Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore Orioles No. 8 ranked offense (4.41 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 3.86 runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have been averaging 8.88 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.01 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Baltimore has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Orioles on Friday as the Royals defeated them 8-6 at Camden Yards.
Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 11 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 9 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
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Kansas City home to Baltimore, Monday, October 13th