Royals vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 4/26/23

Arizona Diamondbacks (13-11) vs Kansas City Royals (5-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)

Zac Gallen (3-1) (2.59) vs () ()

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals will meet the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix for their series finale this Wednesday from Chase Field. Kansas City struck back last night after holding off Arizona in the ninth, 5-4.

Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City moved to 6-18 after defeating Arizona. The Royals managed to win just their second game in eleven tries, but they face an uphill battle here.The Kansas City offense is scoring 3.35 run s per game, while batting .208, with a .264 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.46 ERA, with a 1.44 WHIP. Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a hit in six of the last eight games, and he leads KC in batting at .270. Salvador Perez has doubled in back-to-back games and he leads the team in RBI (7).  

Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 7.62 ERA, 5 Ks) will begin the game for Kansas City. The sixth-year pitcher has made seven appearances this season, going four innings in his last outing and suffering the losing decision after allowing just two runs. 

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Arizona comes in at 13-12 after losing to Kansas City. The Diamondbacks have quietly dropped five of their last seven games, and they'll look to lock down a win here with their ace on the mound. The Arizona offense is scoring 4.13 runs per game, while batting .259, with a .304 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.41 WHIP. Geraldo Perdomo has recorded multiple hits in back-to-back games, and he leads the team in hitting (.375). Christian Walker has produced a RBI in four of the last six games, and he leads the team in RBI (11). 

Zac Gallen (3-1, 2.59 ERA, 21 Ks) will take the mound for Arizona. The fifth-year pitcher put together another masterclass last week versus the Padres, striking out eleven over seven shutout innings to earn his third straight victory. Gallen delivered the same exact stat line at home against a strong Milwaukee team, and he has a good chance to keep his stretch of 20.2 scoreless going with an underwhelming KC team. 

Kansas City vs Arizona Trends

Kansas City is 9-15 against the spread this season, with a 12-11-1 over/under record. Arizona is 14-11 ATS this year, with a 12-11-2 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

Arizona’s gave us glimpses of their revelation over the second half of last season, and it has all come together early on for them. Zac Gallen looks like an early NL Cy Young candidate, and he deserves full trust at home versus Kansas City’s non-imposing lineup. This doesn’t feel like a spot the Royals can be pesky in, as Gallen will more than likely be able to contain them in Phoenix, and the run support should follow suit.

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