Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 6/8/2024

The Seattle Mariners (36-29) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (38-26) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on RSNW. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mariners are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Mariners vs Royals

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It was a high-scoring game in the most recent game of this Royals vs Mariners series. Kansas City went into the matchup as +105 underdogs and squeaked out a 10-9 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Mariners could only muster one more run until breaking out for six in the top of the 9th. As for the Royals, they scored four runs in the 4th and added three insurance runs in the 6th.

Seattle’s offense actually outhit the Royals in the game 10 to 9. The Mariners also had more extra-base hits with six compared to just one for the Royals. Heading into the game, the Royals had the slight edge in the series, taking two out of the first three games.

Daniel Lynch IV got the start for the Royals and went just four innings while giving up eight runs and took a no-decision. Nick Anderson got the win out of the bullpen. Bryce Miller had a rough outing for the Mariners, taking the loss after going five innings and giving up seven earned runs.

Seattle is 36-29 overall and leads the AL West by five games over the Rangers. So far, they have been excellent against other teams in the AL West, going 14-5. The Mariners have been good at home, putting together a record of 21-11, but they are just below .500 at 15-18 on the road.

As the favorite, the Mariners have gone 22-16 this year, and they are 14-13 when coming in as the underdog. Seattle has won three straight series, and their overall series record is 11-7-2 this year. Their overall series record is good, but they are currently losing their series vs. the Royals.

Seattle has been a solid run line bet this season, going 32-33 overall. The Mariners have been better at covering the run line at home, where they are 18-14, compared to on the road, where they are 14-19. Seattle has been a better run line bet as the underdog, going 15-12, compared to when they are the favorite, where they are 17-21.

Seattle has played to the under in 38 of their 62 games this season, and their games have averaged 7.5 runs per game. When the Mariners’ games have had an over/under line of 8.5 runs, the over has hit in four of six games. Only 13.8% of their games have had an over/under line of 8.5 runs, and their games have averaged eight runs per game.

Luis Castillo Gets The Start For The Mariners

Seattle is sending right-hander Luis Castillo to the mound today vs. the Royals. So far, he has made 13 starts and has a record of 5-6. Castillo’s ERA is 2.99, and his WHIP for the season is 1.15. In his 13 appearances, he has turned in nine quality starts. Looking back at his most recent outing, Castillo was excellent, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He only allowed two hits in that outing. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Castillo has been much better at home this season, with an ERA of 3.22 compared to 3.25 on the road.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

Cal Raleigh comes into the game as the Mariners’ top power threat, as his 11 home runs are 10th in the league and leads the team. However, he is batting just .200 for the season. Julio Rodriguez has been a consistent hitter for the Mariners, batting .267 for the season and .286 over his last six games. Ty France is also a player to watch, as he is 2nd on the team with seven homers and is batting .251.

As a team, the Mariners are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. They are also the worst team in the league in terms of striking out, averaging nine strikeouts per game. Collectively, the Mariners are batting just .221, which is 21st in the league.

Kansas City is 38-26 overall and is 3.0 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Royals have won two straight games, and they took the first game of this series vs. the Mariners. So far, they have gone 13-9 in AL Central games.

At home, the Royals are 23-10 this season and 15-16 on the road. As the underdog, the Royals have gone 19-18 this year and 19-8 as the favorite. Kansas City’s overall series record is 10-9-1.

The Royals have been a profitable run line team this season, going 40-24 overall. They are 21-12 on the run line at home and 19-12 on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight games as an underdog and are 25-12 on the run line as an underdog this season. Their average run differential is +1.1 runs per game, and they have a +1.7 run differential at home.

The Kansas City Royals are playing at home against the Seattle Mariners, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average for Royals games this season is 8.7 runs, and their over/under record for the season is 28-34. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 7-14, and 21.9% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs or higher this season.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Kansas City is sending Alec Marsh to the mound today vs. the Mariners, and he will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Padres. In that start, he took the loss, going five innings and giving up five earned runs, three walks, and a homer. Looking back over his last three outings, Marsh has given up at least one homer in each of them. Overall, he has made 10 starts, and opponents are batting .222 this year. Marsh’s ERA is 3.76, along with a record of 4-3. So far, he has made two quality starts.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez have been two of the Royals’ top hitters this season. Witt Jr. comes in with a batting average of .323 and has gone 14/32 in his last seven games, including two homers and 10 RBIs. Perez is batting .305 for the season and is also on a good stretch of games, going 11/30 in his last seven games. Witt Jr. and Perez are the team’s top two home run hitters, with 11 and 10 homers, respectively.

As a team, the Royals are 6th in the league in scoring at 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per contest. Overall, they are one of the top home run hitting teams in the league and also have the 5th best team batting average.

Mariners vs Royals Prediction

Our pick for this Mariners vs. Royals matchup is to take the Royals on the money line, with the payout sitting at +117. We have the final score at 5-4 in favor of the Royals. However, you could also look to take the over/under, and if so, we would recommend the over, as we see this one going over the 8.5 run line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Luis Castillo has a good chance of picking up a win, but we actually have Alec Marsh finishing with more strikeouts. However, we have Marsh going just six innings, and Castillo could go seven.

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