Royals vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 5/17/23

San Diego Padres (20-22) vs Kansas City Royals (12-31)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Yu Darvish (2-2) (3.16) vs

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

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The Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. On Tuesday it was the Royals that were able to secure the 5-4 victory. 

Royals Betting Preview

The Royals sit with a 13-31 record overall but they are coming off a big victory. They scored five runs in the 5th inning, and that was the difference in the game. The Royals are averaging 4.05 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.45 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th while the pitching is ranked 28th. Salvador Perez has hit nine home runs and driven in 25 RBIs so far this season. 

Padres Betting Preview

It has been a disappointing season for the Padres as they sit with a 20-23 record overall and they have lost six of their last seven games. On Tuesday it was one bad inning that was the difference on the way to the defeat. The Padres are averaging 3.93 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.09 runs per game. The offense hasn’t lived up to the expectations this season. On the mound for the Padres will be Yu Darvish who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.16. In his last start against the Twins he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Royals vs Padres Trends

Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game. Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. Padres are 0-5 in Darvishs last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. Padres are 1-7 in Darvishs last 8 starts during game 3 of a series. Royals are 1-7 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Padres are 1-6 in their last 7 games on grass.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Padres have struggled heading into this game, but this game is going to be different. Darvish sits with an ERA of 3.16 and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. The Royals are going to struggle to score even a couple of runs and that will be the difference here. Back the Padres on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Padres -1.5

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