Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 5/15/2024

The Kansas City Royals (26-18) travel to face off against the Seattle Mariners (23-20) on Wednesday, May 15th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Park in Seattle and televised on BSKC. 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 4:10 ET.

Royals vs Mariners

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Thanks to a three-run 7th inning for the Royals’ offense, they picked up a 4-2 win over the Mariners in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were at +141 on the money line.

Kansas City got to Mariners starter Logan Gilbert, who gave up three earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning of work and took the loss. As for the Royals, they got a good outing from Michael Wacha, who gave up just one earned run across six innings of work and got the win.

Nelson Velazquez and Mitch Haniger each homered for their respective teams. Velazquez, Wacha, and James McArthur each had two RBIs for the Royals’ offense.

Kansas City is 26-18 overall and 2nd in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by 1.5 games. The Royals are on the road today vs. the Mariners and are 11-10 on the road this season. They have been good at home, going 15-8 so far.

The Royals have won two straight series, and their overall series record is 7-6 this year. As the favorite, the Royals are 11-6 this year and 15-12 as the underdog. They are 6-4 over their last 10 games and are looking to take the series lead vs. the Mariners today.

When the Royals win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.9 runs per game. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.0 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 27-17, and they are 13-8 against the run line on the road. They are 19-8 against the run line as the underdog.

When the Royals play, the over/under line is usually set at 8 runs, but today’s line is set at 7.5 runs. So far this season, the over/under record for the Royals is 16-26, and their games have averaged 8.0 runs per game. In games where the line has been set at 7.5 runs, the over/under record is 0-4. Overall, 81.8% of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 7.5 runs.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Rookie right-hander Alec Marsh gets the start for the Royals today as he faces off against the Mariners on the road. Through six starts, Marsh has a record of 3-0 and an ERA of 2.53. He has made one quality start this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of work. In that outing, he finished with a no-decision. Marsh has been solid this year, but he has allowed at least one homer in each of his last three outings. So far, he has given up a total of six homers. Marsh’s ERA at home is 1.93 compared to 3.39 on the road.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been the Royals’ top power threat this season, as his eight home runs are 6th in the league and leads Kansas City. Perez also comes into the game with the team’s top batting average at .325. Bobby Witt Jr. has also been a key run producer for the Royals, as his 21 RBIs is 3rd on the team, and he is batting .298.

Over his last seven games, Vinnie Pasquantino has gone 9/27 with a home run and seven RBIs. This has helped him move into 2nd on the team’s home run leaderboard. Bobby Witt Jr. has gone just 7/31 over his last eight games, and Adam Frazier has gone 3/11 in his last three games.

Seattle is hosting the Royals today with an overall record of 23-20, which has them leading the AL West by 1.5 games. So far, they have gone 6-3 in divisional matchups. The Mariners took the first game of this series vs. the Royals but dropped game two, which has their overall series record at 7-5-1 this year.

At home, the Mariners have gone 14-10 this season compared to 9-10 on the road. As the favorite, Seattle is 14-11 and 9-9 as the underdog. Looking at their overall record, the Mariners are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

Seattle has been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 21-22 overall. They have been a better bet at home, going 12-12 against the run line, compared to 9-10 on the road. As the favorite, they are 11-14 against the run line, while they are 10-8 as the underdog. In their wins, they are covering the run line by an average of 3.4 runs per game, while in their losses, they are failing to cover by an average of 3.5 runs per game.

The Seattle Mariners have had a combined run average of 7.4 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 15-26. When the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs, their record is 6-8. So far this season, 44.2% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Bryan Woo Gets The Start For The Mariners

Bryan Woo will be making his second start of the season for the Mariners, and he will be at home against the Royals. Woo’s first start came against the Athletics, where he went 4 1/3 innings, giving up just 1 hit and 0 earned runs, but he did not factor into the decision.

Mariners Offense Breakdown

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Cal Raleigh has been one of the Mariners’ most consistent power threats this season, as he is 4th in the league with 10 home runs and also leads the team with 24 RBIs. Over his last eight games, he has gone 6/24 with two homers. Julio Rodríguez has gone deep twice this season and is batting .260 overall. He has gone 9/35 in his last nine games.

As a team, the Mariners are batting just .225 this season and are averaging only 3.8 runs per game. They are also the league’s worst team in terms of striking out. Seattle’s offense has been even worse at home, averaging just 3.5 runs per contest.

Royals vs Mariners Prediction

Our pick for this one is to take the Royals on the money line, with the payout being +123. We actually have the Royals winning this one by a score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also take the over, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alec Marsh is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the second-best among all starters today. As for Bryan Woo, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which is good for eighth.

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