Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 23, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Prediction and Betting Odds. The 40-27 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 32-39 Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington tonight June 23, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 10:10 PM
Moneylines: Royals +100 / Mariners -120
O/U: 7.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Jeremy Guthrie (5-4, 5.55 ERA)
Seattle: Mike Montgomery (1-2, 2.73 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Royals beat the Mariners 4-1. The 5-4 Jeremy Guthrie goes for the Royals and the 1-2 Mike Montgomery goes for the Mariners. The Mariners open at -120 with a line sitting at 7.5 runs. The Royals have won 2 of their last 3 games and they sit in first place in the AL Central 3.5 games up on the Minnesota Twins. Kansas City ranks 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA. The Mariners have lost 2 in a row and they are in 4th place in the AL West 9 games back of the Houston Astros. The big reason that the Mariners are 7 games under. 500 is their offense, which only ranks 28th in runs scored while their pitching has been decent on the season ranking 13th in team ERA.
The Royals go into Seattle for the 2nd game of a 3 game series.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 10 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 7-2-1.
The Mariners are 4-2 in their last 6 games against the Royals.
The Mariners are 8-4 in their last 12 home games against the Royals.
This season the Mariners are 16-22 at home and the Royals are 18-14 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 40-27 SU / O/U 30-32 / Run Line W/L 39-28
Seattle Mariners: 32-39 SU / O/U 30-39 / Run Line W/L 26-45
• KC is 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
• KC is 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
• KC has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
• SEA is 4-11 in their last 15 home games.
• SEA is 2-9 in their last 11 games as a home favorite.
• SEA has an Under record of 52-23-4 in their last 79 home games.
[P] 06/20/2015 – Danny Duffy 15-day DL (5/23), expected to be activated and start Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners ( Bicep )
[P] 06/18/2015 – Yordano Ventura 15-day DL (6/13) ( Hand )
[P] 05/17/2015 – Brian Flynn 60-day DL (5/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/07) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Hisashi Iwakuma 15-day DL (4/21) ( Back )
[P] 05/29/2015 – James Paxton 15-day DL (5/29) ( Finger )
[P] 06/04/2015 – David Rollins 80-game suspension, eligible to return 7/4 vs. Oakland ( Suspension )
Free MLB Pick
Jeremy Guthrie has been pretty solid in his last 3 starts, which the Royals have won twice, and in his last outing he went 6 innings and gave up 2 earned runs in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. In his last 4 starts he has given up a total of 8 earned runs. Kansas City has won 10 of their last 13 games on the road when Guthrie has gotten the starting nod. Mike Montgomery has only started 4 games this season and he had his worst outing of the season in his last start giving up 4 earned runs in 7 innings in a 7-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The offense has not helped him out this season and in his last 3 starts the Mariners have combined to score 2 runs. Seattle has lost 3 of their 4 games this season when Montgomery has been the starting pitcher.
Guthrie will be facing a Seattle offense that has totaled 3 runs in their last 2 games. He will have a solid outing and the Royals will take the 2nd game of this series and go for the sweep tomorrow.