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2022 MLB Handicapping
(5-6) Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners (7-6)
Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
Projected Pitchers: Brad Keller (KC) vs. Chris Flexen (SEA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals+110 | Mariners -130
MLB run line Betting Odds: Royals+1.5, Mariners -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Seattle Mariners will hope to move towards a third straight series victory when they begin a three-game set with the Kansas City Royals on Friday night at T-Mobile Park.
Last year’s season series finished at 4-3 in favor of the Royals after Seattle had won 10 of the previous 13 head-to-head meetings.
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Seattle has played well on its first homestand of the season with a 4-2 record heading into Friday, but couldn’t quite pull off the sweep of the Rangers despite getting off to a great start in the series finale.
The Mariners are right at league average scoring-wise with 4.08 runs per game while posting a .699 team OPS. Seattle pitching is just outside the top five in the Majors with a 2.86 collective ERA including a mark of 2.37 from what’s shaping up to be another stellar bullpen.
Ty France has been Seattle’s best hitter early with a 1.004 OPS, three homers and 12 RBI. Crawford broke out last season and is off to a great start in 2022 with a .934 OPS, 1 homer and 6 RBI’s.
Seattle is dealing with a COVID outbreak, with outfielder Mitch Haniger, catcher Luis Torrens and top reliever Paul Sewald all out. Outfielder Kyle Lewis, who won the 2021 Rookie of the Year Award, is recovering from a torn meniscus. First baseman Evan White is on the IL after undergoing sports hernia surgery.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 1-0 ATS on the road
- Royals O/U are 1-0 on the road
- Mariners are 4-2 ATS at home
- Mariners O/U are 3-2-1 at home
Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
The Royals just can’t get a young offense going yet, and that’s bad news heading into a matchup against a strong Seattle pitching staff top to bottom. Flexen is consistently solid enough to keep his team in the game, and the Mariners’ superior lineup will make the difference in a good starting pitching matchup.
While Keller grades out as a similar starter to Flexen, Seattle has an advantage when it gets to the back end of the bullpen with flamethrowing youngster Andres Munoz joining an already strong group that includes Diego Castillo and Drew Steckenrider even with a few others on the IL.
Seattle has the far deeper lineup as well, which will grind out just enough production against Keller to pull out the victory.
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