Royals Looking To Take the Series
The weekend is here, and we have a big day of baseball ahead of us. Now is the best time to bet on MLB. You have Aaron Judge hitting bombs, Albert Pujols hitting his 700th home run, and you have the Seattle Mariners taking on the Kansas City Royals in game two of the three-game series.
Saturday, we have AL teams going in opposite directions. The Seattle Mariners of the AL West have an 82-68 record, putting them in second place in the division. Unfortunately for them, they are in the same division as the best team in the AL, the Houston Astros.
Seattle has struggled as of late. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games, which were against the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, and Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City is 62-89, which puts it in fourth place in the worst division in baseball, the AL Central. The Royals did snag a game one win over the struggling Mariners.
Mariners in Trouble
The baseball gods have granted the Seattle Mariners one of the easiest schedules in MLB during the last 10 games.
Instead of capitalizing on that opportunity, they have struggled, and their playoff spot is quickly on the verge of being snagged by the Baltimore Orioles or the Chicago White Sox. With 12 games remaining, Seattle is going to be the favorites in most of the MLB picks, but will they continue to struggle?
As the month of September wraps up, Logan Gilbert will take the mound for the Mariners. The 25-year-old has excelled with a 13-6 record, 3.13 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 167 strikeouts through 172.2 IP.
Gilbert has been a stud on the mound and easily one of the best pitchers in MLB during September. He has allowed only two earned runs during the ninth month of the year.
Seattle has been a great team to bet on in 2022 on both the moneyline and covering the spread. The Mariners are 78-70 against the spread and an impressive 46-31 on the road. They are 68-73-7 in the over/under this season.
Steal the Series
We have a young and rebuilding team going up against a young and successful team. The Kansas City Royals will be missing out on the playoffs, and they would love nothing more than to steal this series against the Seattle Mariners and jeopardize their playoff hopes as well. A win would clinch the series victory.
Kris Bubic will take the hill for the Royals. Bubic struggled. He has a 2-13 record, 5.81 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and 96 strikeouts through 119.1 IP. In three starts during September, opponents hit .411 against the young pitcher. The Royals have lost the last seven games that he has appeared in.
The Royals have surprisingly been a solid team when it comes to covering the spread. As an underdog in the MLB lines, it is a lot easier to cover. Kansas City is just below .500 against the spread at 75-76 this season. Their over/under record is 75-74-2.
Mariners vs Royals Head-to-Head
This is the fifth matchup between the Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. In this AL West vs. AL Central battle, the Mariners hold a 3-1 head-to-head lead.
When betting online, you should note that the first three games came back in April, and the Royals won last night 5-1 in a game that the under hit in.
Mariners vs Royals Game Information
- Game: Mariners (82-68) vs Royals (62-89)
- Location: Kauffman Stadium
- Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Mariners vs Royals Live Stream: MLB TV
Mariners vs Royals Betting Lines
|-170||8 -120o||4½ -110u|
|Royals||+150||8 Evu||3½ -125u|
Mariners vs Royals Prediction
It is apparent that the Seattle Mariners are struggling in the past week, but they are so close to ending their playoff drought. Our sportsbook has them as the favorites on the road against the Kansas City Royals, and their struggles will end tonight.
Take the Mariners -1.5 (-105) over the Royals. Gilbert has been nearly unstoppable on the mound this month, and Bubic has been the complete opposite. No matter what the odds may bounce around to when the first pitch is thrown, take the Seattle spread with confidence.