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Mates vs. Royals Forecast: Top Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Plays – Friday, June 7, 2024

The Kansas City Royals (37-26) are set to square off against the Seattle Mariners (36-28) on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Kauffman Stadium. This thrilling showdown kicks off at 8:10 PM ET and will be shown on BSKC. These two squads enter this bout riding different waves: the Royals fresh off a series draw with the Guardians and the Mates coming off a series victory over the Athletics.

Mariners vs. Royals Odds

Game Time and Info


  • Date

    : Friday, June 7, 2024

  • Time

    : 8:10 PM ET

  • TV

    : BSKC

Seafarers and Royals Wagering Trends

  • The Seafarers have been riding the wave as favorites in 36 matchups this season, sailing off with a 22-14 score in those bouts.
  • Seattle has cruised to a 15-8 victory when taking the helm as favorites with odds of -141 or lower, boasting a solid 65.2% success rate.
  • The Royals have stepped into the arena as underdogs 36 times this season, snatching victory in 18 of those contests (50%).
  • Kansas City has struggled to find their footing, tallying a 4-9 record in matches as underdogs with odds of at least +120.
  • The Seafarers have navigated through 23 encounters where the total sailed over this season, holding a record of 23-38-3 in those games.
  • The Royals and their adversaries have set sail towards the over in 27 out of 63 matches with a designated total.

Local Scoop on Mariners

  • The Mariners aren’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard, sitting at fifth from the bottom in baseball, averaging 3.7 runs per game (238 total runs).
  • When it comes to knocking it out of the park, Seattle holds its ground at 11th in the MLB with a total of 68 home runs.
  • The Mariners’ hitting game isn’t exactly top-tier, with a batting average of .220, ranking 29th among all big league teams.
  • Seattle seems to have a swinging problem, striking out an average of 10 times per game, the highest in the majors.
  • On the bright side, the Mariners’ pitchers are holding their own, ranking eighth in the MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Seattle’s pitching staff is keeping it tight with a team ERA of 3.37, landing them in the sixth spot among all MLB pitching crews.

Royals Stats & Insights

  • The Royals are putting up some solid numbers, ranking sixth in the league with a total of 306 runs this season.
  • Kansas City has hit 64 home runs, placing them 15th among Major League Baseball teams.
  • With a .253 team batting average, the Royals sit comfortably in sixth place in MLB.
  • When it comes to making contact, Kansas City is excelling, boasting the third-lowest strikeout rate among MLB teams at 7.1 strikeouts per game.
  • On the pitching side, Royals pitchers are averaging just eight strikeouts per nine innings, ranking 26th in the league.
  • Kansas City’s combined ERA of 3.58 stands as the eighth best in the league this year.

Mariners Key Players to Keep an Eye On

  • Bryce Miller, taking the mound for the Mariners, sports a 5-5 record, boasting a solid 3.18 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings pitched.
  • Julio Rodriguez leads the charge for Seattle with a .266 batting average, knocking out five home runs, and driving in 24 runs.
  • Ty France has clocked up 51 hits, a .319 on-base percentage, and a .389 slugging percentage this season.
  • Dylan Moore’s stats show a .215 batting average, a .328 on-base percentage, and a .418 slugging percentage with 34 hits this season.
  • Josh Rojas has racked up 46 hits, showcasing an on-base percentage of .344, and a slugging percentage of .410 for the year.

Key Players for the Royals to Keep an Eye On

  • Daniel Lynch, set to kick things off for the Royals, is gearing up for his third appearance this season.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is leading the charge for Kansas City with a whopping 11 dingers, 46 RBIs, and a stellar .317 batting average.
  • Maikel Garcia is holding steady with a .266 average, smacking 13 doubles, three triples, five long balls, and drawing 19 walks.
  • Salvador Perez is rocking a .309 batting average, tallying 15 doubles, 10 homers, and 18 walks.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino is packing a punch with 17 doubles, a triple, seven homers, 21 walks, and maintaining a .243 average at the plate.

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Mariners vs. Royals Gut Feeling

After cruching the numbers & eyeballing this thing from all angles, we reckon the Kansas City Royals will take the W by a nose against the Seattle Mariners. KC’s hitters have been on fire this season, boasting higher batting averages & a smoother strikeout game, giving them a slight edge.


Bobby Witt Jr.

and

Salvador Perez

are really showing their muscles this season, knocking out consistent hits and clutch runs. On the mound, while Seattle’s Bryce Miller is holding his own with a decent ERA, KC’s batters’ low strikeout count should take the sting out of his game. This might put extra pressure on the Mariners’ bullpen, potentially leaving them high and dry as the innings roll on.

Furthermore, the Mariners’ penchant for striking out could be their Achille’s heel against the Royals, who are pros at keeping their K’s to a minimum. KC knows how to make every swing count, maximizing their chances to put runs on the board.

Nevertheless, the Mariners have some heavy hitters like Julio Rodriguez and Ty France who could flip the script at any moment. But their weak batting averages and high strikeout rates are prime targets for KC’s hurlers. Still, the Mariners’ relief pitchers are holding down the fort pretty well, boasting some of the stingier ERAs in the league, meaning that any lead KC gets might not be a cakewalk to expand.

Our gut says this game’s gonna be a nail-biter, with the final tally reflecting some serious slugfest action and strategic pitching swaps. In the end, we’re betting on the

Kansas City Royals

to come out on top with a

5-4

win, beating out the over/under of 8.5 runs.

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