Mariners vs Royals MLB Week 2 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Mariners vs Royals MLB Week 2 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on April 9, 2019

The Seattle Mariners battle the Kansas City Royals on April 9. The Mariners have started the season winning 10-of-12. Can they keep it going on Tuesday night as a road favorite against KC? Check out our MLB betting odds, analysis, and a free pick!

Mariners vs Royals MLB Week 2 Odds, Preview, and Pick

  • When: Tuesday, April 9 at 8:15pm ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
  • TV: MLBN
  • Radio: Mariners / Royals
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Mariners -116
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 9

Why Seattle Mariners are a good bet at -116?

In the first game in this series, the Mariners took no prisoners, dominating the Royals 13-5. On Tuesday, Seattle sends Marco Gonzales to the mound. Gonzales, a lefty, has 3 starts this season, and get this, he’s 3-0.

He’s got a 3.20 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Marco’s got a real shot of handling the Royals on Tuesday night if he just pitches the way he’s capable of pitching.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 7.73
  • BA: .278
  • OPS: .917
  • HR: 27
  • SB: 14
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.83
  • WHIP: 1.31
  • KS: 83
  • Quality Starts: 6
  • Errors: 17

Why Kansas City Royals are a good bet at -105?

Jakob Junis, 1-0 with a 4.63 ERA, has pitched well enough in his two starts to be 2-0. Junis held the Chicago White Sox to 3 earned runs off 6 hits in 5.2 innings of an 8-6 KC win on March 30.

In his second start on April 4, he put the Royals into a position to win after allowing only 3 earned runs in 6 innings off 6 hits in a 4-5 loss to Detroit. Junis struck out 8 Tigers. Junis could have the Royals in a good position for a victory on April 9.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.38
  • BA: .228
  • OPS: .666
  • HR: 7
  • SB: 8
Defense:
  • ERA: 5.27
  • WHIP: 1.54
  • KS: 62
  • Quality Starts: 5
  • Errors: 3

MLB Betting Trends for Mariners vs Royals

  • Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass
  • Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series
  • Mariners are 6-1 in their last 7 games versus a right-handed starter
  • Royals are 0-7 in their last 7 overall
  • Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 games versus a left-handed starter
  • Royals are 11-2 in Junis’ last 13 starts during game 2 of a series

Mariners vs Royals Final MLB Betting Analysis

Although Seattle dominated the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, they could face a much different KC squad on Tuesday night. The trends certainly say the Royals should play better.

But, along with positive trends for starting Jakob Junis, there are also a couple of extreme negative trends. Junis doesn’t perform well after 4-days rest, going 0-8. Not only that, the Royals are 2-10 in Junis’ last 12 starts versus a team with a winning record. Seattle makes it two in a row versus KC.

MLB Free Pick: Mariners -116

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