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Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 5-14-24 Picks

Kansas City Royals (25-17) vs. Seattle Mariners (22-19)
May 14, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Mariners -149 / Kansas City Royals +126; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action from T-Mobile Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Michael Wacha will get the start for the Royals here and is 2-4 with a 5.15 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against Seattle, Wacha is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA and 18 strikeouts. Logan Gilbert will start for the Mariners and is 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Royals, Gilbert is 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA and 54 strikeouts.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals will try to bounce back after starting the series with a 6-2 loss to the Mariners in Monday’s series opener. It wasn’t the ideal start to the series if the Royals are going to keep up their series win streak after taking down the Angels and Brewers in back-to-back series.

Royals Still Solid, But Fall Flat In Opener

Going into Monday’s matchup, Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 50 hits including 5 home runs, 21 RBIs, 5 triples and 11 doubles while Salvador Perez has a team-high 8 home runs and 33 RBIs with 48 hits of his own. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 39 strikeouts while Witt Jr. has a team-high 15 stolen bases and Maikel Garcia has 4 home runs, 24 RBIs and 9 stolen bases this season.

Seattle Mariners Recap

The Seattle Mariners come into this one looking to build on their series-opening win over Kansas City, which was a step in the right direction after knocking off the Oakland A’s in their last series.

Mariners Keep On Rolling

Julio Rodriguez leads the Mariners with 41 hits including a .255 batting average and also has 5 doubles. Cal Raleigh has a team-high 10 home runs along with 23 RBIs while Jorge Polanco has 5 home runs with 13 RBIs and a team-high 52 strikeouts. Mitch Haniger also has 5 home runs and 20 RBIs while Rodriguez has a team-high 9 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the Seattle Mariners will win

  • The Royals have lost each of their last eight games at T-Mobile Park.
  • The Mariners have won each of their last eight home games against the Royals.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line each of their last four night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Mariners have covered the run line in six of their last seven home games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games at T-Mobile Park.
  • The Royals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six Tuesday games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.

Seattle Mariners Player Prop Facts

  • Cal Raleigh ranks T7th in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Mariners rank 30th in the league for doubles this season (43).
  • The Seattle Mariners rank 30th in the league for strikeouts against this season (424).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (286).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (32).

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’m on the Mariners here. I was on Kansas City in Monday’s opener and was left with egg on my face after that and it’s hard to get back on Kansas City here. Will the Royals be fine? Absolutely, but Wacha isn’t necessarily the steady hand that I thought he was going to be when the Royals picked him up in the offseason, as he’s been getting hit somewhat hard in recent outings. I think that the Mariners bounce back here as Gilbert was pitching well before an off outing last time out, and Gilbert’s pitched his better outings at home this season anyway. Give me Seattle in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Seattle -149

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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