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Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners 8/25/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Royals (41-88) vs. Mariners (71-56)

Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners 8/25/2023 – When Friday arrives, the showdown between Brady Singer, the Kansas City Royals, and Bryce Miller and the Seattle Mariners will occur at T-Mobile Park. Fresh off a triumph against the Oakland Athletics last Wednesday, securing a 4-0 victory, the Kansas City Royals enter this encounter against the Seattle Mariners. Despite their success in the midweek clash, the Royals conceded the series to the Athletics, losing by a margin of two games to one. Regrettably, the current season has been unkind to the Kansas City Royals, positioning them at the unfortunate last place in the AL Central with an overall record of 41-88. Sadly, their hopes of participating in the postseason are dishearteningly set at zero percent.

Bobby Witt Jr. and the Kansas City Royals will compete against Julio Rodriguez and the Seattle Mariners. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners last Wednesday in a game that went into extra innings before being decided in the White Sox’s favor. The Mariners are coming off of that disappointing defeat. Despite the loss, the Mariners defeated the White Sox 2-1 to win the series, giving them victories in eight of their previous nine contests. The Houston Astros’ defeat on Thursday night has helped the Seattle Mariners move up to second place in the American League wildcard standings. If the Mariners defeat the Royals on Friday, they would fall behind the Texas Rangers, who are now leading the AL West, by a game.

Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Game lnfo 

Venue:  T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington

When: Friday, August 25, 2023, 10:10 PM ET


Stream: MLB.TV

Kansas City SP Brady Singer (8-9,  5.04 ERA) vs. Seattle SP Bryce Miller (8-4, 3.78 ERA)

The Royals’ Brady Singer will make his 26th start of the season. He is 8-9 with a 5.04 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 139 1/3 innings pitched. In his most recent appearance, the right-hander tossed 3 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, surrendering nine hits and four earned runs. With 25 appearances this year, the 27-year-old pitcher has a 5.04 ERA, 7.7 Ks per nine innings, and a 0.270 opponents’ batting average. Singer enters the game after nine successful starts this year. Singer will make one of his 20 starts of at least five innings this season.

For the 19th time this season, Bryce Miller, who is 8-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings pitched, will counter for the Mariners. In his most recent start, the right-hander worked 6 1/3 innings without allowing a run and two hits against the Houston Astros on Saturday. The 25-year-old has played in 18 games this season and has a 3.78 ERA and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Just 0.217 of his hits are being returned by his opponents. This year, Miller had eight successful starts. Miller, who pitches 5.4 innings on average per start, will try to extend his eight-game streak of going at least five innings.

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Seattle Mariners -200, MLB Totals: 8.0

The Mariners lately exhibited an impenetrable aura, therefore, they aim to seize control and control this game from the very first inning. The Mariners, who average 4.74 runs per game, should be able to score runs at will with Julio Rodriguez, J.P. Crawford, and the rest of the order constantly making contact and driving the ball hard to score baserunners. The Mariners should be able to control the Royals offense, which averages only 4.01 runs per game, thanks to Bryce Miller, who is coming off three starts in which he has only given up two runs. 

Kansas City Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals won in 36, or 32.1%, of the 112 contests when underdogs this year.
  • Kansas City was victorious 11 times in 45 chances when named as an underdog of at least +163 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 38% according to the moneyline set.
  • Kansas City and its opponents went over the total in 63 of its 128 opportunities.
  • The Royals posted a record of 57-71-0 against the spread this season.


Seattle Mariners Betting Trends

  • In 83 games this season, the Mariners won 47 and 56.6% of the time.
  • Seattle won 12 of its 16  (75%)games this season when they were at least -195 moneyline favorites.
  • Based on the moneyline, the Mariners’ implied chance of winning is 66.1%.
  • The OVER went 64 of 127 games this season with a total.
  • This season, the Mariners had a 66-61-0 record against the spread

Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Trends

Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners: Regarding home runs, the Mariners have registered 160 throughout the current season, positioning them at the 12th spot within the league’s rankings. Leveraging 399 extra-base hits to their advantage, Seattle claims the 16th position in Major League Baseball with a .411 slugging percentage this season. Additionally, the collective team batting average for the Mariners stands at .242, placing them at the 20th position in the MLB rankings.

The forthcoming game highlights a notable disparity, with the Kansas City Royals lacking a compelling incentive at this point in time. In contrast, the Seattle Mariners are ardently chasing their postseason aspirations. A triumph over the Royals would give the Mariners the necessary edge over the Astros and Blue Jays, ensuring a desired separation in the standings. Anticipate Bryce Miller and the Seattle Mariners to showcase a spirited performance this Friday night, ultimately securing victory with a lead of at least two runs.

Free Pick and Prediction: The Seattle Mariners will win 7-3.

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