San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals - 8/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (51-77) vs San Diego Padres (70-58)

Game Info: Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jonathan Heasley (1-7) (5.21) vs Sean Manaea (7-6) (4.64)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +155 / San Diego Padres -185 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of their series on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

The San Diego Padres are 70-58 this season and have won four of their last six games. San Diego has won the first two games of this series by scores of 13-5 and 4-3. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.74 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average this season. The Padres offense has scored 563 runs with a .242 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Manny Machado is batting .298 with 22 home runs and 77 RBI’s for the Padres this season. The projected starter for San Diego is Sean Manaea, who is 7-6 with a 4.64 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 130 innings pitched this season.

The Kansas City Royals are 51-77 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, Kansas City split a two game series with Arizona. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .270 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 489 runs with a .242 batting average and a .305 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .254 with 18 home runs and 64 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Jonathan Heasley, who is 1-7 with a 5.21 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 65.2 innings pitched this season.

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San Diego is 4-0 in their last 4 game three’s of a series. The under is 4-0 in San Diego’s last 4 Sunday games. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-9 in their last 12 games. The under is 5-1 in Kansas City’s last 6 game three’s of a series. San Diego is 10-4 in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings.

These two teams are trending in opposite directions with Kansas City being one of the worst teams in baseball. Kansas City has really struggled with their pitching this season and will start Jonathan Heasley in this game. Heasley has allowed 14 earned runs over his last 14.2 innings pitched. For the Padres, Sean Manaea has allowed seven earned runs over his last 16 innings pitched. I think we should see a good amount of runs in this game and I am taking the over.

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