Mariners vs. Royals - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (39-26) at Seattle Mariners (32-37)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J Blanton (1-0) (1.80) vs. Felix Hernandez (10-3) (3.08)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -168 / Kansas City Royals +158 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, ROOT-NW
The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won 15 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 78 hits and 27 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 83 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven road games. Joe Blanton gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Blanton is 8-7 with a 3.69 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mariners have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 81 hits and 44 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 59 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight home games. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 10-3 with a 3.08 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 4-4 with a 2.80 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 21-7 in their last 28 vs. American League West and 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Mariners are 4-9 in their last 13 home games and 30-11 in Hernandezs last 41 starts. The Royals are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Seattle.
Hard to bet against Felix in any game. I'll take the Mariners and the runline to give the wager more value.