Royals vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners continue to beat up on losing teams when they return home to host the Kansas City Royals at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 29, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: FSKC (KC); RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -215 to win. Kansas City is listed with a money line of +185 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on Seattle at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals struggling to score
Despite a 5-4 win at Milwaukee on Wednesday, the Royals are just 3-7 in their last 10 games and have been held to 3 runs or less in eight of those 10 games. Kansas City is just 25-55 on the season and 14-26 on the road. KC is averaging 3.54 runs per game this season while allowing 5.44 per contest.
Ian Kennedy is on the mound for the Royals this evening. He is 1-7 through 16 starts with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Kennedy has pitched a total of 86.2 innings this year and has 80 strikeouts with 32 walks.
Mariners sweep the Orioles
After losing six of seven to the Yankees and Red Sox, Seattle bounced back with a four-game win streak at Baltimore this week. The Mariners are now 51-31 overall and 25-14 at home. Seattle is putting up 4.41 runs per game this year while giving up 4.22 per contest.
Marco Gonzales takes the mound this evening for Seattle. He is 7-5 on the season through 16 starts and has a 4.04 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP. Gonzales has pitched a total of 91.1 innings and has 80 strikeouts with 20 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost Kennedy’s last nine starts overall and his last six road starts. The Royals are just 6-23 in their last 29 against AL West opponents.
The Mariners have won six straight over AL Central opponents and are 12-1 in their last 13 home games against a right-handed starter.
Seattle has been able to beat up on bad teams in recent weeks and I think that will continue tonight. Kansas City hasn’t been able to hit the ball with any consistency and Ian Kennedy has been a mess on the mound. It’s hard to imagine KC finding the hitting and pitching in this matchup to earn the win.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -215