San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 6/1/24

Kansas City Royals (35-23) vs San Diego Padres (30-29)

Game Info: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Alec Marsh (4-2) (3.24) vs Joe Musgrove (3-4) (5.47)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -107 / San Diego Padres -103 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• The San Diego Padres recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the San Diego Padres

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Padres

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Padres game

San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The Padres played the Miami Marlins in their last series. San Diego managed wins in the first two installments of that set 2-1 and 4-0 before a 9-1 loss in the finale. On Friday against the Royals, the Padres bagged an 11-8 win. Dylan Cease managed 5.1 innings in the start with three earned on five hits and a walk.

In the starter role for the Padres on Saturday it’ll be Joe Musgrove. This year Musgrove is 3-4 with a 5.66 ERA and 44 Ks in 49.1 innings over 10 starts. Musgrove is 63-61 with a 3.81 ERA in 197 career games (171 starts).

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they played four games versus the Minnesota Twins this week. Kansas City managed a 6-1 win in the Wednesday game but otherwise took losses 6-5, 4-2 and 7-6. On Friday the Royals got 5.1 innings, two earned, five hits and one walk from starter Michael Wacha.

It’ll be Alec Marsh in the starting pitcher role for the Royals on Saturday. This year Marsh is 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA in nine starts. He’s got 43 Ks in 50.0 innings. Marsh is 7-11 with a 4.71 ERA in 26 games (17 starts).

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Padres' last five day games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Royals' last five home games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Padres' last five Saturday games.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Salvador Perez has hit a home run in three of his last seven appearances in day games against NL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in four of the Royals' last five games at Kauffman Stadium against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more hits in each of the Royals' last five games as underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Royals' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in eight of the Royals' last nine games at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Royals' last five games as underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last six games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Salvador Perez ranks 6th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.321) this season.

San Diego Padres Player Prop Facts

  • Manny Machado has hit at least one home run in each of the Padres' last three Saturday day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joe Musgrove has recorded a win in six of his last seven appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances with the Padres as favorites against the Royals.
  • Joe Musgrove has recorded five or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Luis Arraez has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances against the Royals.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances with the Padres as favorites.
  • Xander Bogaerts has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Xander Bogaerts has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Jurickson Profar ranks 1st amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.424) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank T3rd in the league for triples this season (13).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for RBI's this season (280).
  • The San Diego Padres rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (536).
  • The San Diego Padres rank 4th in the league for strikeouts against this season (423).

San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’ll stay with the Padres. Musgrove has done pretty well since his return despite taking a loss to Cincinnati on May 21. In his last 8.1 innings Musgrove has two earned runs with nine hits and two walks in total. As for Marsh, he’s given up eight earned runs over his last 13.0 innings on 10 hits and four walks.

On Friday the Padres posted a whopping 18 team hits but also gave up 13 on the other side. Most of the damage was done in the later innings in each instance so we’ll hit the reset button for Saturday’s matchup.

Andrew’s Pick San Diego Padres -103

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