Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners 8/28/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals
Date & Time: 8/28/2021, 8:10 PM UTC
Location: T-Mobile Park
Latest Odds: SEA -157 Total 8.5
TV Channel: SNNW

T-Mobile Park will play host to a Saturday afternoon MLB clash between the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Mariners. The Royals (58-70) have won eight of their last 11 games and are no longer in contention in the AL Central Division race. Last night, OF Edward Olivares hit a two-run blast in the 12th inning to lift Kansas City to an 8-7 road victory against Seattle.

Twenty-four year old righty Carlos Hernandez (4-1 3.97 ERA) will make his 11th career major league start. The Royals have won four of Hernandez’s last five starts and he has allowed just seven runs over his last 30 plus innings.

The Seattle Mariners are ten games above .500 at home and trail Boston by 4.5 games in the race for the final AL Wild Card spot. On Friday, Seattle SP Logan Gilbert was rocked for nine hits and five runs in four innings and did not factor in the decision. DH Luis Torrens doubled and drove in four runs for the Mariners, who fell to 69-60 on the year.

The Mariners will give the nod to thirty-one year old lefty Tyler Anderson (6-8 4.07 ERA) in this matchup. Seattle has won Anderson’s last three starts and he has allowed four runs over his last 16 plus frames.

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Betting Trends

  • Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Mariners are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 6-2 in Royals last 8 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 5-1 in Mariners last 6 Saturday games.
  • Royals are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings.
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Seattle OF Kyle Lewis (knee) has been sidelined since June and is hoping to start a rehab assignment this weekend. Through 128 games, Kansas City ranks 25th in OPS and 24th in runs scored. For the season, Seattle ranks 27th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. Take the Royals to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals 5-3.

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