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
Sunday, July 1, 2018
4:10PM 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 -270 to win. Kansas City is listed with a money line of +230 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 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 drop another
The Royals had a slight boost in hitting on Saturday, but still lost 6-4 for their fifth loss in seven games. Kansas City is just 25-57 on the season and 14-28 on the road. KC is averaging 3.51 runs per game this season while allowing 5.43 per contest.
The Royals are going with Brad Keller on the mound this afternoon. He has started five games and appeared in 26. He is 2-2 on the year with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Keller has pitched 48.0 innings this year and has 30 strikeouts with 18 walks.
Seattle has won six straight games following their first two wins in this weekend series. The Mariners are now 53-31 overall and 27-14 at home. Seattle is putting up 4.43 runs per game this year while giving up 4.18 per contest.
The Mariners turn to James Paxton this afternoon. He has started 17 games this season and has a 7-2 record with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Paxton has pitched a total of 103.2 innings this season and has 134 strikeouts with 30 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 6-25 in their last 31 against AL West opponents and 1-5 in their last six road games. They also are 16-35 in their last 51 games following a loss.
The Mariners have won 14 of their last 16 home games against a right-handed starter and 20 of their last 27 at home.
The Royals are a mess and the Mariners are a great team against the bad teams. Seattle has the right amount of pitching to handle the Royals. While the Mariners don’t really pile up a great deal of runs, they won’t need to today. Especially against a Kansas City team that can’t hit the ball consistently.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -270