Concensus MLB Plays for June 8

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:

Our top consensus capper plays for Saturday are the Royals and really no other team or total is seeing heavy action across the handicapping realm. 



KC is as much as a +110 home dog against the Mariners on Saturday.

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Luis Castillo (5-6, 2.99 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 81 strikeouts); Royals: Alec Marsh (4-3, 3.76 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

The Royals roster has just 18 hits in 93 at bats vs. Castillo with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs.

Castillo delivered a dominant performance in Sunday afternoon’s victory over the Angels, allowing just two hits and three walks over seven shutout innings.  Coming into that game Castillo had four straight starts where he allowed exactly two runs.

Alec Marsh went five innings while allowing five runs in a loss Saturday to the Padres.  He surrendered five runs over seven innings on \in a loss to the Twins prior to that.

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals take a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Seattle Mariners.

Kansas City has a 23-10 record at home and a 38-26 record overall. Royals hitters are batting a collective .254, the fifth-best team batting average in MLB play.

Seattle has a 36-29 record overall and a 15-18 record on the road. The Mariners have a 20-2 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Saturday's game is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The season series is tied 2-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has 16 doubles, seven triples and 11 home runs while hitting .323 for the Royals. Nelson Velazquez is 5-for-34 with a triple and three home runs over the last 10 games.

Caleb Raleigh is third on the Mariners with 16 extra base hits (five doubles and 11 home runs). Luke Raley is 6-for-26 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

The Mariners have won eight of the last ten games against KC.


Baseball News