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
The Mariners kick off the four-game set vs. the Royals with LOUD NOISES. #TrueToTheBlueRECAP: https://t.co/GOwD04lwuU pic.twitter.com/2oGTUKjveZ — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) 9 de abril de 2019
- 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.
- Runs/G: 7.73
- BA: .278
- OPS: .917
- HR: 27
- SB: 14
- 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.
- Runs/G: 4.38
- BA: .228
- OPS: .666
- HR: 7
- SB: 8
- 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