Royals vs. Mariners Prediction
A pair of last-place teams will open a series tonight as the Kansas City Royals play at the Seattle Mariners. Can Kansas City win for the second straight day on the road?
971 Kansas City Royals at 972 Seattle Mariners
Monday, June 17, 2019
T-Mobile Park at 10:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are a -113 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +103 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host Seattle. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Royals avoid sweep at Twins
Kansas City earned an 8-6 victory Sunday afternoon at Minnesota to move to 23-48 overall and 9-25 on the road. Martin Maldonado helped lead the Royals offense as he finished 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Jorge Bonifacio finished 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Billy Hamilton was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Jorge Lopez picked up the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on four hits over 2 1/3 innings of relief, striking out two and walking none. Ian Kennedy picked up the save as he allowed one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts and one walk over one inning. Danny Duffy will start tonight for the Royals as he enters with a 3-3 record, 4.38 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 42 strikeouts over 49 1/3 innings.
M's double up Athletics
Seattle picked up a 6-3 road victory Sunday afternoon at Oakland to improve to 31-44 overall and 18-22 on the road. Mallex Smith helped pace the offense as he ended the contest 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Kyle Seager was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Dee Gordon finished 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Mike Leake picked up the win on the mound as he allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking none. Roenis Elias picked up his seventh save as he threw a perfect ninth inning. Tommy Milone is expected to be the bulk reliever tonight for the Mariners as he comes in with a 1-1 record, 3.42 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 26 strikeeouts over 26 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 21-48 in their last 69 games overall. Kansas City is 5-21 in its last 26 Monday games.
The Mariners are 15-36 in their last 51 games overall. Seattle is 8-21 in its last 29 home games.
The Royals found a way to defeat the team with the best record in baseball yesterday and now send Duffy to the mound against a much more manageable lineup, especially since the Mariners dealt slugger Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees a couple days ago. Duffy hasn't been at his best this season, but I think he turns in a good start here. The Mariners plan on using Milone as a bulk reliever, but with him overachieving and the possibility of an early deficit due to the inefficiency of starter Gerson Bautista I actually like the Royals in this spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS CITY ROYALS +103