Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/15/2014
Friday, April 25, 7:05 PM
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Orioles - Tillman, C (3-2) vs. Kansas City Royals - Guthrie, J (2-2)
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Friday night, the Baltimore Orioles will send Chris Tillman to the mound as they take on the Kansas City Royals and Jeremy Guthrie. It will be the 9th start for both pitchers.
Chris Tillman comes into this one with a minor groin injury that could affect his performance. In his last start, his record fell to 3 - 2 and his ERA rose to 3.97 after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings. Tillman struck out 3 but walked 5. Last season, Tillman was 16 - 7 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Tillman won his only start against the Royals after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings of work. Against Tillman, Kansas City’s Alex Gordon is 3 of 9 with 2 homers and 3 RBIs.
Jeremy Guthrie got torched in his last outing but fortunately he escaped without getting the decision. In the start, Guthrie surrendered 7 runs on 8 hits (including 3 home runs) in 4.2 innings while striking out 2 without issuing a walk. His record stayed at 2 – 2 as his ERA shot up to 4.80. In 2013, Guthrie was 15 – 12 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Guthrie was undefeated with an ERA of 1.50 in 2 starts against the Orioles. This season, Guthrie pitched to a no decision against Baltimore after allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings of work.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 15-21-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.2
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 18-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Kansas City Royals
05/13/14 2B Omar Infante Back 15-day DL (5/13)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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