Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals 4/23/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park. The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.

The Kansas City Royals have scored three runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last seven games. The Royals are 4-5 this season when scoring three or fewer runs. Andrew Benintendi leads the Royals with 14 hits and 4 RBI, while Nicky Lopez and Hunter Dozier have combined for 21 hits and 6 RBI. Kris Bubic gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. Bubic is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 8 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Mariners have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ty France leads the Mariners with 16 hits and 12 RBI, while Adam Frazier and J.P. Crawford have combined for 30 hits and 12 RBI. Matt Brash gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Brash’s first career game against the Royals.

The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 6-0 in Royals last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in Mariners last 8 home games. The Royals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.

Kris Bubic has been hit hard through his first five innings, and that includes eight walks. The Seattle Mariners are tearing the cover off the ball as of late, and Bubic in his current form should add to those crooked numbers. Brash has been respectable in his first two career starts, and those came against quality offenses in the Astros and White Sox. The Kansas City Royals aren’t nearly as intimidating. I’ll gladly side with the M’s at home and the reasonable price.

Author: Lucy Green