Royals vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/3

Royals vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/3

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Introduction

The Baltimore Orioles will take on the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2023, at the Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. As both teams look to improve their positions in the American League East standings, it promises to be an exciting matchup.

In this article, we'll provide an extensive review of both teams' performances in recent games, analyzing their pitching and hitting, and assessing the impact of injuries on the teams' performances. Based on our analysis, we'll make a final prediction.

 

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles come into the game with an impressive 20-9 record, placing them third in the American League East standings. Their away record is also impressive, standing at 11-5. The Orioles' hitting has been a driving force behind their success so far, with Ryan Mountcastle leading the team with 8 home runs and 26 RBIs, while Adley Rutschman has an impressive .315 batting average.

Their pitching has also been solid, with Kyle Gibson leading the way with a 4-0 record, 3.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts. Injuries haven't impacted the team much, with no injured players on the roster.

 

Kansas City Royals

The Royals' season so far has been a disappointment, with a 7-23 record that places them last in the American League East standings. They have struggled at home, with a 1-13 record. Zack Greinke's 0-4 record with a 6.10 ERA is a significant contributing factor to the team's struggles.

The team's hitting has also been mediocre, with Salvador Perez's 5 home runs and 16 RBIs leading the team. However, they have struggled with injuries, with key players such as Daniel Lynch, Nicky Lopez, and Drew Waters on the 10-15 day injury list.

 

Prediction

Based on our analysis, we believe the Orioles will win this game. They have a better record and have shown consistency in their hitting and pitching performances throughout the season. Their away record is also impressive, and they are in good form, with three consecutive wins in their last three games.

On the other hand, the Royals have struggled to put together a decent performance, with only one win in their last five games. They have also struggled at home, winning just one game in 14 attempts.

The Orioles' solid hitting and pitching performances, along with the Royals' injury issues and poor form, make them the clear favorites. Therefore, our prediction is that the Orioles will win with a final score of 6-2.

 

Pick: Orioles ML

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