Mariners vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/22/2022

by | Apr 22, 2022

Two of the league’s top hitters will meet Friday when the Seattle Mariners (7-5) and Kansas City Royals (5-6) take to the field at 9:40 PM ET. Ty France is batting .356 for the Mariners (-137 favorites on the moneyline) while Andrew Benintendi leads the underdog Royals (+117) with a .359 average. Chris Flexen will get the ball for Seattle while Kansas City counter with Brad Keller.

Mariners vs. Royals Spread and Betting Line

Mariners vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Mariners -137 +117 7.5 -110 -110 -1.5 +151 -183

Computer Predictions for Mariners vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+117) and Over (7.5)

Mariners vs. Royals Game Info

  • Seattle Mariners probable starting pitcher: Chris Flexen
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Brad Keller
  • Game Day: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Stadium: T-Mobile Park

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Flexen Keller
1 GS 2
0-1 W-L 0-1
4.50 ERA 1.38
6.0 IP 13.0
1 BB 3
3 SO 10

Mariners Starter Chris Flexen

  • The Mariners will look to Flexen (0-1) in his second start this season.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the righty threw six innings against the Houston Astros, allowing three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In one appearances this season, he has compiled a 4.50 ERA and averages 4.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .227 against him.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .209 batting average, and is 27th in the league with 73 total hits and 28th in MLB action with 31 runs scored. It has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.327) and ranks 27th in home runs (eight) in all of MLB.

Royals Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller will get the start for the Royals, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw seven innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing three hits against the Detroit Tigers.
  • He has an ERA of 1.38, a 3.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .615 in two games this season.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • Keller has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Mariners have scored 55 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They are batting .234 for the campaign with 15 home runs, third in the league.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 26-year-old’s 1.38 ERA ranks eighth, .615 WHIP ranks third, and 6.9 K/9 ranks 42nd.

Mariners Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Mariners have been favorites in four games this season and won three (75%) of those contests.
  • Seattle has played as a favorite of -137 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Mariners, based on the moneyline, is 57.8%.
  • So far this season, Seattle and its opponents have hit the over in six of their 12 games with a total.
  • The Mariners are 8-4-0 against the spread in their 12 chances this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have won in three of the six contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Kansas City has been listed as an underdog of +117 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 46.1% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their 11 opportunities.
  • The Royals have posted a record of 6-5-0 against the spread this season.

Mariners Leaders & Batting Stats

  • France is the bat to watch in the Mariners lineup, leading the team in batting average (.356), home runs (3), and RBI (12).
  • Among all hitters in MLB, France ranks 13th in home runs and fifth in RBI.
  • J.P. Crawford is hitting .316 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and seven walks.
  • Crawford is 82nd in home runs and 80th in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Adam Frazier is batting .306 with four doubles, a triple and four walks.
  • Frazier will look to build on his five-game hitting in this game. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with two doubles, three walks and an RBI.
  • Eugenio Suarez has hit three home runs to lead his team.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Ty France 12 .356 .463 .622 3 12 16
J.P. Crawford 12 .316 .449 .526 1 5 12
Adam Frazier 12 .306 .370 .429 0 7 15
Eugenio Suárez 11 .179 .304 .462 3 9 7
Jesse Winker 12 .154 .365 .154 0 2 6

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Salvador Perez has put up a team-leading four home runs and has driven in six runs.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Perez’s home run total is fifth and his RBI tally ranks 58th.
  • Perez carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .294 with a double, two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Benintendi’s .359 batting average leads his team.
  • Benintendi is 82nd in homers and 114th in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Nicky Lopez is batting .324 with three doubles and a walk.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .297 with a double, a triple and two home runs.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Salvador Pérez 11 .220 .256 .537 4 6 9
Andrew Benintendi 11 .359 .419 .487 1 4 14
Nicky Lopez 11 .324 .361 .412 0 3 11
Hunter Dozier 10 .297 .316 .541 2 4 11
Michael A. Taylor 11 .226 .314 .323 1 3 7

Betting Tips for Mariners vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +117 after digging through all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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