Royals vs. Mariners - 7/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (44-43) at Kansas City Royals (44-42)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
W Miley (6-5) (5.36) vs. E Volquez (7-8) (4.96)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -125 / Seattle Mariners +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals play game three of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Mariners have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.94 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 111 hits, Kyle Seager has 56 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 23 home runs. Wade Miley gets the nod, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.36 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Miley is 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Kansas City Royals offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won three straight games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 99 hits, Alcides Escobar has 22 RBI and Kendrys Morales has 15 home runs. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 7-8 with a 4.87 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 4-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Mileys last 6 road starts. The Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 21-7 in Volquezs last 28 home starts. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Royals are too talented of a team to continue this slump they're in, and the Mariners continue to be one of the most inconsistent teams in all of baseball. I'll take my chances with the home team and fair price.