San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 6/2/2024

The San Diego Padres (32-29) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (35-25) on Sunday, June 2nd. 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 1:10 CT.

Padres vs Royals

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San Diego cruised to a 7-3 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Padres had a huge 4th inning, scoring three of their seven runs. As for the Royals, they scored their final run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the Padres were at +100 on the money line.

Randy Vásquez only went five innings for the Padres but gave up just three hits and three earned runs. He finished the game with five strikeouts but issued one walk. On the other side, Alec Marsh struggled on the mound for the Royals, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work.

Vinnie Pasquantino hit the game’s only home run while going 3/5 with three RBIs, but it came in a losing effort. Fernando Tatis Jr. did a bit of everything for the Padres, going 3/4 with a home run and two RBIs.

San Diego is 32-29 overall and 2nd in the NL West, 5.5 games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. The Padres have won two straight games, and they have taken the first two games of this series vs. the Royals. So far, they have gone 12-13 in divisional games.

At home, the Padres are just 13-19 this year, but they have been good on the road at 19-10. As the road underdog, the Padres have gone 11-6 this year, and they have won four straight road games overall. San Diego’s overall series record is 11-7-2 and they have won four straight series on the road.

The Padres have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 33-28 overall. They have been especially good on the run line on the road, going 23-6 overall. Their average run margin on the road is +1.7 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in four straight games overall and two straight games as an underdog.

San Diego’s over/under record is 32-28 this season, and the over/under line for today’s game against the Kansas City Royals is set at 8.5 runs. The Padres have played 48 games with over/under lines set at 8 runs or lower, and 12 games with lines set at 8.5 runs or higher. Their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and they are currently on a three-game over streak.

Michael King Gets The Start For The Padres

Right-hander Michael King gets the start for the Padres today as he faces the Royals on the road. He has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 4.09. King’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.27. In his last outing, King finished with a no-decision, going five innings and giving up one earned run on three hits. He has made five quality starts this year and is averaging 10.09 strikeouts per nine innings. So far, King has allowed a total of 13 home runs and is walking 3.95 batters per nine innings.

Padres Offense Breakdown

San Diego comes into the game as the league’s top hitting team, batting a collective .260. They are also 1st in on-base percentage and 11th in slugging. The Padres have been even better on the road, averaging 5.4 runs per game. Overall, they are 10th in the league at 4.5 runs per contest.

Over his last 10 games, Luis Arraez has gone 19/43 (.442) with seven runs batted in. This has him on a seven-game hitting streak. Fernando Tatis Jr. has also gone deep twice in his last 10 games while batting .261 for the season. Tatis Jr. is also on a seven-game hitting streak.

With a record of 35-25, the Royals are five games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Royals have dropped three straight games, and this includes losing the first two games of their series vs. the Padres. So far, they have gone 12-8 in AL Central games.

At home, the Royals have been good this year, going 21-10. On the road, they are just above .500 at 14-15. As the favorite, the Royals are 18-8 this year and 17-17 when they have been the underdog. Looking at their overall series record, the Royals are 10-8 this season.

The Royals have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 38-22 overall. They have been especially good at home, going 20-11 on the run line. Their average run margin for the season is +1.2 runs per game. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 23-11 on the run line in those games. They have covered the run line in 15 of 26 games as the favorite.

The Kansas City Royals are playing at home against the San Diego Padres today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs, which is slightly lower than the combined run average of 8.6 runs in Royals games this season. Kansas City has an over/under record of 26-32 on the year, and their games have averaged an over/under line of 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Royals have gone 7-14 on the over/under, and they are currently on a three-game over streak.

Cole Ragans Gets The Start For The Royals

Cole Ragans will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Twins, as he gets the start today vs. the Padres. In that start, which came on May 28th, he took the loss, going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs (2 earned). Before that outing, he had won three straight starts. Ragans has a record of 4-4 and an ERA of 3.36. Looking at his home/away splits, he is 3-2 at home with a 7.29 ERA compared to 1-2 on the road with a 2.98 ERA. Opponents are batting .222 off the left-hander this season.

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 batting .315 and Witt Jr. not far behind at .314. Both players have also been near the top of the team in terms of home runs and RBIs. Witt Jr. has been especially hot of late, going 10/27 in his last six games.

As a team, the Royals are 5th in the MLB in runs scored, averaging 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, putting up 5.5 runs per contest. Overall, the Royals are batting .252 as a team and have been tough to strike out, but they are just 23rd in the league in walks.

Padres vs Royals Prediction

Our prediction for this game is that the Royals will pick up a 5-4 win over the Padres. With the money line sitting at -130, this is the best way to go about betting on this game.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Cole Ragans finishing with six strikeouts, and he has the fourth-best chances of picking up a win compared to other starters today. As for Michael King, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts as well, but he has a much lower chance of getting a win.

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