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Kansas City Royals vs Miami Marlins 6/5/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Kansas City Royals vs Miami Marlins 6/5/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Kansas City Royals are set to face off against the Miami Marlins in a three-game Inter-League series at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, on Monday night. Having split their previous six games, the Royals’ overall record stands at 18-41. With a road record of 9-18, they finished at the bottom of the AL Central, trailing first-place Minnesota by 12.5 games. Throughout the season, the Royals have scored 229 runs but have also conceded 304, resulting in a run differential of -75. After losing the first two games of the series, they managed to avoid a sweep by defeating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 in the series finale, ending a three-game losing streak. During the game, the Royals limited the Rockies to six hits and no runs, while starting pitcher Brady Singer (4-4, 6.45 ERA) delivered an impressive performance, pitching 5.2 innings, striking out seven batters, and not allowing any runs or walks.

To kick off the series against Miami, the Kansas City Royals will rely on right-handed pitcher Carlos Hernandez. This will be Hernandez’s third start of the year. The 26-year-old has a season record of 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA, a decent 1.20 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts in 28.1 innings pitched. He has surrendered 26 hits, 8 walks, and 3 home runs. In his previous seven days of work, which included 22 bullpen appearances, Hernandez retired 38 opposing batters while allowing five runs, five hits, and two strikeouts across two games.

The Kansas City Royals have had the total go under in six of their last seven games and hold a 4-10 straight-up record in their past 14 games. In their most recent six away games, the totals have gone under, and they have a 4-2 straight-up record in their last six games against Miami. Overall, in their previous seven away games against the Marlins, the Royals have secured five victories.

The Royals’ team ERA this season is 5.07, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. They have also struck out 497 batters. Pitchers for the Royals have allowed 304 runs overall and 65 home runs, which ranks 27th in MLB. Their pitching staff has walked 223 hitters this season, and their collective FIP stands at 4.45. Kansas City has given up 286 earned runs in addition to 501 base hits (8.9 per nine innings). Their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.43 and a 2.23 strikeout to walk ratio.

Kansas City Royals vs Miami Marlins 6/5/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

On the other side, the Miami Marlins will play their final home series before hitting the road against the Kansas City Royals. With an overall record of 32-28, the Marlins have a home record of 18-13, placing them second in the NL East, 3.5 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves. So far this season, the Marlins have scored 233 runs while allowing 270, resulting in a run differential of -37. They enter this series on a high note after sweeping the Oakland Athletics at home, with the Marlins winning the series finale 7-5. Left-handed starter Braxton Garrett will take the mound for Miami on Monday night. With a record of 1-2, Garrett possesses a 4.22 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and 54 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched. In his most recent start, he pitched 5.1 innings, gave up just one run, and struck out seven San Diego hitters, contributing to a 2-1 victory for the Marlins.

Over the course of the season, the Miami Marlins have contributed to a team on-base percentage of.321 and a team batting average of.260. They have accounted for 516 hits while striking out 496 times, ranking 20th in MLB. Miami has batted in 214 runs this season and recorded 55 long balls. The Marlins rank 27th in MLB with an average of 3.83 runs scored per game and a team SLG% of.396. They have 88 doubles, 167 free bases, 226 runs scored, and 88 doubles.

In the past six games, the Miami Marlins have seen the over/under totals hit, while they hold a 4-1 straight-up record in their last five games. They have been successful in eight of their last ten home games, and the totals have gone under in four of their previous six games against the Kansas City Royals. Throughout their last seven home games against the Royals, the Marlins have won two and lost five.

Kansas City Royals vs. Miami Marlins. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Miami Marlins.With a home-field advantage and strong support on Monday night, the Marlins will win this game. Furthermore, Miami improved its home record to 18-13 while Kansas City struggled on the road, with a 9-18 record. Miami gained momentum after winning four of its past six games at home. After 59 games, the Royals were rated 26th in runs scored and 26th in OPS, while the Marlins were ranked 21st in both categories. The Miami Marlins are expected to triumph 4-2. 

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

Location: loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida

Date: Monday, June 5, 2023

TV: FS1  

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Miami Marlins -360

MLB Totals: 8.0


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