Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals MLB Pick – June 10

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball on Friday night. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout June 10. One of these games will be between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals. These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 8:10 PM Eastern time.

Baltimore has earned a record of 24-34 throughout this season, which has them in fifth place of the AL East. The Orioles are coming off a loss in their last game, but will look to bounce back in this one. Baltimore is six games out of a wild card spot at this point. The Orioles will look to get going early on the road on Friday night.

The Royals have put up a record of 19-37 so far on the season, which has them in last place of the AL Central. Kansas City has won two games in a row and will look to keep it going in this one. The Royals will look to get a winning streak going before the season slips away from them. I expect Kansas City to try and set the tone early in this one.

These two teams have been struggling a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in the second game of this set. Kansas City was able to take the first game on Thursday night and will look to build on it. The Orioles will look to bounce back though. If either team can grab an early lead in this one, it could be enough to lift them to the victory.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Baltimore Orioles +1 ½ (-200) -105 Over 9 ½ (+100)
Kansas City Royals -1 ½ (+170) -115 Under 9 ½ (-120)

 

Team Data Baltimore Orioles Kansas City Royals
Overall Record 24-34 19-37
Away/ Home Record 9-19 11-19
Batting Average .229 .237
Batting Average Away/ Home .230 .238
ERA 4.12 5.17
ERA Away/ Home 4.97 4.78

Betting Trends

Baltimore Orioles

  • 3-4 in June games
  • 4-4 when playing on Friday
  • 15-22 in night games
  • 13-22 against right-handed starters
  • 15-17 after a loss
  • 11-14 against team with a losing record

Kansas City Royals

  • 3-5 in June games
  • 1-6 when playing on Friday
  • 10-22 in night games
  • 5-10 against left-handed starter
  • 4-12 after a win
  • 7-15 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up four times on the season. The Royals were able to win the first game of the season 6-4, but Baltimore bounced back with 4-2 and 6-1 victories at home. Salvador Perez, MJ Melendez and Carlos Santana all had two RBI’s in the first game of this set as Kansas City earned a 7-5 win to tie the season series up at 2-2.

Offense

The Orioles have struggled hitting the ball throughout the season. Baltimore has a batting average of .229, which is 26th in the MLB. The Orioles have a .299 OBP, which is 23rd in the league. Baltimore has also posted a .669 OPS, which is 25th in the MLB. The Orioles have a .232 average against right handers throughout this season.

Kansas City has not been much better at the plate throughout this season. The Royals have posted a .237 batting average, which is 19th in the league. Kansas City has an on-base percentage of .301, which is 22nd in the MLB. The Royals have put up an OPS of .662, which is 26th in the league. Kansas City has a batting average of .232 against lefties.

These two teams have been struggling a bit at the plate on the season, but are coming off a solid offensive performance on Thursday night. The Royals will look to build on that win, while Baltimore will look to tighten up their own game early. If either team can hit well at the plate early though, it could be enough to lead them to the win.

Pitching Preview

Bruce Zimmermann will likely get the start on the mound for Baltimore in this one. Zimmermann has started in 11 games this season, going 2-4 in those matchups. He has posted a 4.87 ERA and a WHIP of 1.343 in his starts. Zimmermann last pitched against the Cleveland Guardians. He gave up ten hits and five runs through five and two thirds innings in the losing effort.

I expect Jonathan Heasley to get the start at pitcher for the Royals on Friday night. Heasley has earned a record of 0-3 throughout his 5 starts on the season. He has put up an ERA of 4.62 and a 1.697 WHIP in those games. Heasley’s last start was against the Houston Astros. He gave up seven hits and three runs through six innings in the loss.

These two pitchers have struggled a bit on the season, but will look to come out fast in this one. The Orioles also have a big advantage with how their bullpen has performed this season. Baltimore’s bullpen has combined for a 3.08 ERA, which is 6th in the league. The Royals bullpen has given up an ERA of 4.80, which is 29th in the MLB. The Orioles will look to use their bullpen to their advantage.

Pick Overview

Kansas City is coming off a win against the Orioles on Thursday night and will look to build on it. Baltimore has been the better overall team this season though and I think they will bounce back on the road. The Orioles have the better pitching in this game and will look for Zimmermann to bounce back. If Baltimore can take the lead early, I think they can hold on for the win.

Bovada has Kansas City listed as a -115 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Royals will win this game around 53.5 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Kansas City struggling on the season. I think Baltimore will bounce back in this one and as slight underdogs, I like the value on the Orioles to earn the win.

The Bet
Baltimore Orioles
-105
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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