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Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners

June 9, 2024

The Seattle Mariners (36-30) and Kansas City Royals (39-26) will compete in the finale for Game 3 of their series on Sunday, June 9, at 2:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are slightly favored with a moneyline at -125.

Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

The Mariners have lost two straight against the Royals here and have done so in the worst way. In Game 1, they blew a 7-0 lead. Game 2 was not much better, as they lost 8-4. Luis Castillo was not at his best on the mound, pitching for five innings and allowing six hits with five earned runs.

The team has averaged 3.80 runs each game, while their defense allowed 3.72 runs in return. Offensively, they are ranked 27th in the league, but their pitching is ranked fifth. This could be one of the more volatile situations, mainly if they can produce more offensively.

Cal Raleigh has piled on 11 home runs and 33 RBIs this season and will need to be strong here. George Kirby (5-5) gets the start on the mound and has a 4.05 ERA. Their team ERA comes in at 3.55, which shows they can do better.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Royals have triumphed in their last three games overall and are now aiming for a series sweep after winning two here. In Game 2, they tallied eight runs and secured a victory by four. Adam Frazier contributed with a home run and an RBI to push them along.

The Royals are averaging 4.96 runs per game, while their pitching staff is conceding 3.80 runs per contest. Their offense ranks fifth in the league, and their pitching holds the seventh spot. This healthy separation between the two will be pivotal here.

Bobby Witt has recorded 11 home runs and scored 47 RBIs this season. Starting for the Royals on the mound will be Cole Ragans (4-4), who has an ERA of 4.21. The team's overall ERA is 3.66, comparable to the Mariners, and should provide an excellent base to combat them.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has you covered for Game 3 of the Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals battle. The Royals are favored to win at home to complete the sweep. Market insights show they have a 61.7 percent probability of winning, especially at home.

The Royals have an edge with their starting pitcher and have been more assertive at the plate in this series. They have averaged nine runs a game while allowing 6.5 from the Mariners. Look for the Royals to finish out the sweep.

Final Pick: Kansas City Royals -120