Mariners vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, June 8, 2024

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The Seattle Mariners will take the field against the Kansas City Royals (38-26) on Saturday. The game begins at 4:10 PM ET on ROOT Sports NW, with the Mariners listed as -124 favorites on the moneyline.

Luis Castillo will get the ball for Seattle while Kansas City will counter with Alec Marsh.

Mariners vs. Royals Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -124
  • Royals odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW
  • Who Will Win Mariners vs. Royals?

    Mariners and Royals Betting Trends

    The Mariners have put together a 22-15 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 59.5% of those games).

    When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -124 or shorter, Seattle has a 19-13 record (winning 59.4% of its games).

    The Royals have won 19, or 51.4%, of the 37 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

    Kansas City is 12-14 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +105 or more on the moneyline.

    In the 65 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Mariners, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-38-3).

    Games involving the Royals have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 28 of 64 chances this season.

    Mariners Stats & Insights

    The Mariners have the No. 24 offense in MLB action scoring 3.8 runs per game (247 total runs).

    Seattle is ninth in baseball with 69 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

    The Mariners’ .221 batting average ranks 28th in MLB.

    Seattle’s 10 strikeouts per game are the most in MLB.

    The Mariners pitching staff is 14th in the majors with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Seattle’s 3.48 team ERA ranks sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Royals Stats & Insights

    The Royals have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 316.

    Kansas City ranks 14th in Major League Baseball with 65 home runs.

    The Royals have a team batting average of .254 this season, which ranks fifth among MLB teams.

    Kansas City is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking third with an average of seven strikeouts per game.

    The Royals strike out just eight batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.

    Kansas City has the ninth-best ERA (3.66) in the majors this season.

    Mariners Key Players to Watch

    Castillo makes the start for the Mariners, his 14th of the season. He is 5-6 with a 2.99 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings pitched.

    Ty France is batting .251 with seven home runs and 27 RBI for Seattle this season.

    Julio Rodriguez is batting .267 to lead Seattle, while adding five homers and 24 runs batted in this season.

    Dylan Moore has collected 35 base hits, an OBP of .330 and a slugging percentage of .420 this season.

    Josh Rojas is batting .274 with an OBP of .341 and a slugging percentage of .405 this season.

    Royals Key Players to Watch

    The Royals will send Marsh (4-3) to the mound for his 11th start this season.

    Bobby Witt Jr. paces the Royals in home runs (11), runs batted in (47) and has put up a team-high batting average of .323.

    Maikel Garcia is batting .261 with 13 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 19 walks.

    Salvador Perez has 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 walks while batting .305.

    Vinnie Pasquantino has 17 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 23 walks while batting .244.

    Mariners and Royals Injuries

    Mariners: Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Gabe Speier: 15 Day IL (Rotator cuff), Matt Brash: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jackson Kowar: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gregory Santos: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Haggerty: 60 Day IL (Achilles)

    Royals: Michael Massey: 10 Day IL (Back), Michael Wacha: 15 Day IL (Foot), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Mariners vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 5, Mariners 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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