San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 6/2/24

Kansas City Royals (35-25) vs San Diego Padres (32-29)

Game Info: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Cole Ragans (4-4) (3.49) vs Michael King (4-4) (4.09)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -125 / San Diego Padres +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 2nd at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

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

Padres are Red Hot 

The San Diego Padres are 32-29 this season and they have won five of their last six games. San Diego has won the first two games in this series by scores of 11-8 and 7-3. Prior to this series, the Padres won two out of three against the Marlins, lost two out of three against the Yankees, and won two out of three against the Reds. San Diego is 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are second in the NL West behind the Dodgers. 

The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.95 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Padres offense has scored 273 runs with a .260 batting average and a .325 on base percentage. Fernando Tatis is batting .261 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI’s for the Padres this season. San Diego has allowed three runs or fewer in seven of their last twelve games. 

Royals are Falling Behind in the AL Central 

The Kansas City Royals are 35-25 this year and they have lost six of their last seven games. Kansas City has lost the first two games in this series and they have allowed 18 runs in the two losses. Prior to this series, the Royals lost three out of four against the Twins, won two out of three against the Rays, and swept the Tigers. Kansas City is second in the AL Central and they are five games behind Cleveland for first.

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.58 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 293 runs with a .252 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .314 with nine home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City is ninth in team ERA this year, but they have allowed at least four runs in seven of their last eight games.

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for San Diego is Michael King, who is 4-4 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 66.0 innings pitched this season. King has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last five starts, but did allow nine earned runs and 12 hits over the other two outings. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Cole Ragans, who is 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 67.0 innings pitched this year. Ragans has allowed a total of two earned runs over his last three starts (18.0 IP). 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

The Royals have won seven of their last nine home games.The Padres have lost nine of their last 12 day games against AL Central opponents following a win.The Padres have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine Sunday games against AL Central opponents.The Royals have covered the run line in four of their last five day games following a loss.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Royals' last six home games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.Five of the Padres' last six day games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.

San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 

Kansas City was one of the hottest teams in the MLB about a week ago, but they have hit a rough patch and they have dropped six of their last seven games. The Royals are still 21-10 at home, while San Diego is 19-10 on the road. The Padres are starting Michael King, who has had very mixed results over his last five outings. The Royals are going with Cole Ragans, who has been pretty solid for them this year. Kansas City’s pitching staff has really struggled recently, but they have had a good season and I like what I see with Ragans. Kansas City may be struggling right now, but my San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals prediction is for the Royals to get the win. 

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

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