San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 6/1/2024

The San Diego Padres (31-29) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (35-24) on Saturday, June 1st. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. The Padres are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Padres. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Padres vs Royals

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It was a high-scoring game in the most recent game of this Padres vs Royals series. San Diego went into the matchup as -134 favorites and squeaked out an 11-8 win. The Padres offense only had two more hits than the Royals and struck out five more times, but still picked up a win.

Kansas City got off to a fast start in the game, scoring one run in the first and adding three more in the 2nd. As for the Padres, they didn’t get on the board until the 6th, when they scored two runs. San Diego’s offense exploded in the 8th, scoring nine of their eleven runs.

Dylan Cease got the start for the Padres, going just 5 1/3 innings while giving up three runs and striking out five. Yuki Matsui got the win out of the bullpen, and Robert Suarez got the save. John Schreiber took the loss for the Royals out of the bullpen.

San Diego is 31-29 overall and trail the Dodgers by 5.5 games in the NL West. So far, they have gone just 12-13 in divisional games. The Padres are on a three-game road winning streak, and they are 18-10 as the road team this year.

As the favorite, the Padres are 19-17 this season and 12-12 as the underdog. San Diego has an overall series record of 11-7-2 this year, and they have won four straight series on the road. Heading into today’s game, the Padres have taken the first game of the series vs. the Royals and are 6-4 in their last 10 games overall.

San Diego has been a profitable team to back on the run line this season, going 32-28 overall. They have been especially good on the run line on the road, going 22-6. The Padres have covered the run line in three straight road games and have an average scoring margin of 1.6 runs per game away from Petco Park.

The Padres are on the road in Kansas City today, where the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. San Diego’s games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 31-28. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Padres are 8-5, and their games have gone over the line in two straight contests.

Joe Musgrove Gets The Start For The Padres

Right-hander Joe Musgrove gets the start for the Padres today as he faces the Royals on the road. Musgrove has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with a 5.66 ERA. So far, he has turned in four quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he didn’t allow a run. Against the Yankees on May 26th, Musgrove went 5 1/3 innings, giving up just one earned run. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Musgrove’s ERA on the road is 8.12 compared to 6.08 at home.

Padres Offense Breakdown

San Diego’s offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game this season, which is 11th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.4 runs per contest. The Padres are the league’s top hitting team, with a combined batting average of .259. They also have the best on-base percentage in the league and are 13th in slugging percentage.

Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar have been the Padres’ top power threats so far, with each having eight home runs. Profar’s 37 RBIs are 10th in the league, and Cronenworth is right behind him at 38. Fernando Tatis Jr. also has nine homers this season but is hitting just .252. However, he has gone 8/25 in his last six games.

With an overall record of 35-24, the Royals are four games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. So far, they have gone 12-8 against other teams in the division. The Royals are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak today, and they are 5-5 across their last 10 games.

This season, the Royals have been really good at home, going 21-9. On the road, they are just above .500 at 14-15. As the underdog, the Royals are 17-17 this year, and they are 9-6 as the underdog at home. Kansas City’s overall series record is 10-8 heading into today’s game.

The Royals have been a profitable team to back on the run line this season, going 38-21 overall. They’ve been especially good at home, going 20-10 on the run line, where they have an average run margin of 1.9 runs per game. They’re 15-10 on the run line as the favorite and 23-11 as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.1 runs per game.

The Kansas City Royals are playing host to the San Diego Padres, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Royals have an over/under record of 25-32 this season, and their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, the Royals have gone 7-14. This is the 12th time this season that the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, and the over has hit in two straight games for the Royals.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Kansas City is sending Alec Marsh to the mound today vs. the Padres. He has made nine starts this year and has a record of 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Marsh has a WHIP of 1.06 and has allowed a total of five home runs. In his last outing, he took the loss, giving up five earned runs in seven innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. One of those wins came at home, where he is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA compared to 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA on the road.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. have been two of the Royals’ top hitters this season, with Perez leading the team with a .321 batting average and 10 homers, while Witt Jr. is hitting .315 with nine home runs. Witt Jr. has been especially hot of late, going 18/45 in his last 10 games with four homers and 17 RBIs. Maikel Garcia has also been swinging a hot bat, going 16/46 in his last 10 games.

As a team, the Royals are 5th in the league in runs scored at 4.9 runs per contest. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per game. Overall, they are batting .252 as a team, which is 4th in the league, and are 3rd in the league in team slugging percentage.

Padres vs Royals Prediction

With the Royals being the underdogs in this one, we like them to pick up a win and are getting them on the money line at +101. We actually have the Royals winning this one by a score of 5-4, and with the over/under sitting at 8.5 runs, there isn’t a lot of wiggle room for the over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alec Marsh is predicted to finish with five strikeouts compared to Joe Musgrove at six. However, we have Musgrove going longer in this one, as he is predicted to finish with six innings, while Marsh is at 5.2.

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