Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 5/14/2024

The Kansas City Royals (25-18) travel to face off against the Seattle Mariners (23-19) on Tuesday, May 14th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Park in Seattle and televised on RSNW. The Mariners are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mariners. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Royals vs Mariners

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Seattle cruised to a 6-2 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Mariners had a huge 2nd inning, scoring two of their six runs. As for the Royals, they scored their only two runs in the 8th. Heading into the game, the Mariners were favored at -151 on the money line.

George Kirby pitched well for the Mariners in this one, going seven innings and striking out six without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Andres Munoz closed things out. Brady Singer had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss.

Luke Raley and Ty France each homered for the Mariners, while Cal Raleigh went 2/4 with two RBIs. Michael Massey had a two RBI game at the plate for the Royals.

The Royals are 25-18 overall and sit 3rd in the AL Central, 1.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have gone 8-5 in divisional games. Kansas City is on the road today, and they are 10-10 on the road this season.

At home, the Royals have been strong, coming in with a record of 15-8. As the favorite, the Royals are 11-6 this year, and they are 14-12 as the underdog. Kansas City has won two straight series and have an overall series record of 7-6 this year.

When the Royals are on the road, they have been a solid bet against the run line, going 26-17. They have been even better on the road, going 12-8. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 18-8. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.0, while it is -3.0 in losing games.

When the Kansas City Royals have played games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs this season, the under has gone 4-0. The Royals have played in games with an average of 8.1 runs per game this season, and their overall over/under record is 16-25. In games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs, the Royals have played to the under in all four games. For the season, 83.7% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Michael Wacha Gets The Start For The Royals

Michael Wacha will be looking to build off his last outing, where he picked up the win against the Angels. In that May 9th outing, he went six innings, giving up three runs on five hits. Wacha finished with two earned runs, six strikeouts, and one walk in the outing. Before that, he had lost two straight starts. Wacha’s ERA for the season is 5.15, along with a record of 2-4. Opposing batters are hitting .279 off the right-hander this season. So far, he has made three quality starts and is averaging 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been one of the league’s top power threats this season, as his eight homers are 6th in the league and lead the Royals. Perez also comes into the game with a solid batting average of .322. Bobby Witt Jr. has also been a key power threat for the Royals, as his five homers are 2nd on the team and 9th in the league. Witt Jr. has also hit for a strong average of .304.

Vinnie Pasquantino has been on a tear at the plate of late, going 9/23 in his last six games with seven RBIs. This has pushed his season average to .250. Dairon Blanco has also been swinging a hot bat, going 6/14 in his last five games. The Royals will be looking for Adam Frazier to keep swinging the bat well, as he is 3/11 in his last three games.

Seattle is currently 23-19 overall, putting them in 1st place in the AL West. They lead the Rangers by 1.5 games and have gone 6-3 in divisional matchups. The Mariners have won two straight games, and they took the first game of this series vs. the Royals.

At home, the Mariners are 14-9 this season compared to 9-10 on the road. As the favorite, Seattle has gone 14-10 and 9-9 as the underdog. Their overall series record is 7-5-1.

Seattle has been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 21-21 overall. They have been especially good at home, where they are 12-11 against the run line. The Mariners have been favored in 24 games, going 11-13 against the run line, while they are 10-8 as underdogs. Their average run margin in wins is +3.4, while it’s -3.6 in losses.

Seattle’s over streak has reached seven games, as the Mariners have gone over the total in each of their last seven contests. The over/under line for today’s game against the Royals is set at 7.5 runs, which matches their combined run average for the season. Overall, the Mariners have a 15-25 over/under record on the year, and their games have averaged a combined 8 runs per game.

Logan Gilbert Gets The Start For The Mariners

Through eight starts, Logan Gilbert has a record of 3-1 and an ERA of 2.94. He has made six quality starts this year and is averaging 9.35 strikeouts per nine innings. Gilbert’s last outing was a rough one, as he took the loss and gave up four earned runs in four innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Gilbert’s ERA on the road is 5.11 compared to 1.83 at home. So far, he has made three starts at home and five on the road.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Mariners offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 23rd in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average and have the most strikeouts in the league. However, they do come into the game as one of the league’s top home run-hitting teams and have been good at drawing walks.

Cal Raleigh has been the team’s best power threat so far, as his 10 home runs is 4th best in the league. He also comes into the game with a team-high 24 RBIs. Julio Rodriguez and Mitch Haniger are also near the top of the league in home runs, but both players are batting under .200 for the season. Haniger has gone deep twice in his last six games, but he is just 4/19 in that stretch.

Royals vs Mariners Prediction

We see a lot of value in taking the Royals on the money line at +132. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Royals. So, there is also some value in taking the over, as the line is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Michael Wacha going five innings and picking up five strikeouts. As for Logan Gilbert, we have him going six innings and finishing with six K’s.

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