Royals vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Seattle Mariners ride their veteran ace to another victory on Saturday night when they face the Kansas City Royals at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 30, 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 -205 to win. Kansas City is listed with a money line of +175 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 86 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 quiet at the plate again
The Royals had another poor showing at the plate on Friday, losing 4-1 to the Mariners. Kansas City is just 25-56 on the season and 14-27 on the road. KC is averaging 3.51 runs per game this season while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Jason Hammel gets the start for the Royals this evening. Hammel has started 16 games this season and has a 2-9 record with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Hammel has pitched a total of 94.1 innings and has 62 strikeouts with 30 walks.
Mariners sweep the Orioles
Seattle has won five straight games thanks to Friday’s 4-1 victory. The Mariners are now 52-31 overall and 26-14 at home. Seattle is putting up 4.41 runs per game this year while giving up 4.18 per contest.
Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners this evening. He is starting his 18th game of the season and comes in with a 7-6 record with a 5.10 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. King Felix has pitched 95.1 innings this year and has 80 strikeouts with 35 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 6-24 in their last 30 against AL West opponents and 4-14 in their last 18 games following a loss.
The Mariners have won 13 of their last 16 against a right-handed starter and 20-7 in their last 27 games following a win.
Kansas City can’t seem to get on track and their hitting is the biggest issue. Felix Hernandez hasn’t had a good year on the mound, but he still can get strikeouts and should be able to work through this lineup. Seattle has done a great job in the last month in beating the bad teams. I think that continues tonight.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -205