Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

Seattle Mariners (23-20) vs Kansas City Royals (26-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 4:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)

Bryan Woo (0-0) (0.00) vs Alec Marsh (3-0) (2.53)

Betting Odds: Seattle Mariners -140 / Kansas City Royals +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 15th at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Royals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Mariners recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Seattle
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and Seattle
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Kansas City and Seattle

Royals Look for Another Series Win 

The Kansas City Royals are 26-18 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Kansas City dropped the first game in this series, but they won game two by a score of 4-2 on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Royals won two out of three against the Angels, won two out of three against the Brewers, and lost two out of three against the Rangers. Kansas City has won nine of their last 14 games and they are second in the AL Central behind the Guardians for first. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.46 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 200 runs with a .241 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .298 with five home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City is ninth in runs scored this season and they have scored at least four runs in five of their last eight games. 

Mariners Look to Stay Strong at Home 

The Seattle Mariners are 23-20 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Seattle won game one in this series by a score of 6-2 on Monday night, but they lost game two on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Mariners won two out of three against Oakland, lost three out of four against Minnesota, and won two out of three against Houston. Seattle is 14-10 at home so far this season and they are currently leading the AL West over the Rangers. 

The Seattle pitching staff has a 3.36 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a .210 opponent batting average. The Mariners offense has scored 164 runs with a .225 batting average and a .301 on base percentage. Cal Raleigh is batting .217 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Mariners this season. Seattle is eighth in team ERA this season, but they are only 24th in runs scored. The Mariners have scored three runs or fewer in four of their last seven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Alec Marsh, who is 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 32.0 innings pitched this year. Marsh has allowed a total of one earned run over his last three starts (15.1 IP). The projected starting pitcher for Seattle is Bryan Woo, who is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.46 WHIP over 4.1 innings pitched this season. Woo allowed 0 earned runs and one hit over 4.1 innings against Oakland in his first outing. 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The underdogs have won three of the Royals' last four games.
  • The Mariners have lost three of their last four games as home favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • The Mariners have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight day games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in seven of their last eight day games following a win.

Seattle Mariners Player Prop Facts

  • Dylan Moore has hit at least one home run in two of his last three appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Ty France has recorded at least one hit in each of the Mariners' last nine games at T-Mobile Park against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ty France has recorded at least one total base in each of the Mariners' last nine games at T-Mobile Park against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • J.P. Crawford has scored a run in each of his last four appearances with the Mariners as home favorites.
  • J.P. Crawford has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Royals.
  • Julio Rodriguez has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his 12 previous appearances with the Mariners as favorites against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Salvador Perez has hit a home run in six of his last 14 road appearances against the Mariners after playing the previous day.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Royals' last four day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last three appearances in day games.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in eight of the Royals' last nine games as underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine Wednesday day appearances.
  • Austin Nola has recorded at least one Single in five of his last six appearances at T-Mobile Park.
  • Salvador Perez ranks 9th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.325) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Mariners rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.210).
  • The Seattle Mariners rank 1st in the league for hits allowed this season (294).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 5th in the league for home runs allowed this season (36).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 6th in the league for doubles this season (73).

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Prediction 

Seattle comes into this game three games above .500, but they are leading the AL West, which hasn’t really played very well this season. Kansas City is eight games above .500, but they are currently behind the Guardians in the AL Central. Both teams have been very solid with their pitching, but Kansas City’s offense has been much better than Seattle’s. I also think Marsh has been solid for the Royals in his last few starts and my Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners prediction is for the Royals to grab another win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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