Mariners vs. Royals - 4/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (12-10) at Seattle Mariners (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Y Ventura (2-0) (2.35) vs. W Miley (1-2) (7.04)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +103 / Kansas City Royals -113 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals could use a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Royals continue to struggle offensively, as they’ve scored just two runs in their last two games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Kansas City Royals have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 29 hits, Mike Moustakas has 11 RBI and Salvador Perez has four home runs. Yordano Ventura gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Ventura is 0-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Mariners are getting it done on both ends, especially with their pitching staff that’s coming off a shutout win Friday night. The Seattle Mariners have won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 22 hits, Robinson Cano has 24 RBI and Leonys Martin has four home runs. Wade Miley takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Miley is 3-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 12-5 in their last 17 Saturday games and 37-16 in Venturas last 53 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
These are two teams heading in different directions at the moment, and we're getting the hotter team at home for the plus money. I like the Mariners here given the way the Royals have been playing.