Marlins vs Royals Matchup

Brady Singer and the Royals will host the Marlins today at 2:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Royals are the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -231, while the Marlins are +191 underdogs. The over/under line is currently at 9 runs.

Valente Bellozo is slated to start for the Marlins, who are 28-51 this season and are in 5th place in the NL East. The under has cashed in 56% of Marlins games this season. BSKC is carrying this game on TV.

Miami vs. Kansas City Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Marlins at Royals
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City
  • Date: Wednesday, June 26th
  • Betting Odds KC -231 | MIA +191 O/U 9

Marlins vs Royals Last Game Recap

Miami picked up a 2-1 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Marlins offense only had two more hits than the Royals and struck out 10 times, but still picked up the win. Heading into the game, they were at +161 on the money line.

Kansas City wasted a good outing from Seth Lugo, as he gave up just two hits and no earned runs in six innings of work for the Royals. Carlos Hernandez took the loss.

Yonny Chirinos only went five innings for the Marlins but gave up just one hit and one earned run. He finished the game with five strikeouts but issued three walks. A.J. Puk got the win out of the bullpen, and Tanner Scott got the save.

Marlins Preview

Miami is 28-51 overall this year, and they have won two straight series. The Marlins are 12-24 on the road and 25-39 as underdogs. Against the run line, they are 33-31 as underdogs and 1-14 as favorites, with an overall run line record of 34-45.

This season, the Marlins' games have averaged 8 runs per game, and their over/under record is 41-37. The over/under line for today's game is set at 9 runs, which is higher than their season average of 8.5 runs per game.

Today, Valente Bellozo gets the nod for the Marlins as they face the Royals. It's his chance to make a strong opening statement, as this will be his first time on the mound this year.

For the season, the Marlins are averaging just 3.5 runs per game, which is the 2nd worst mark in the league. Miami has been even worse on the road, averaging only 2.9 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .231 and have the league's worst isolated power figure. Miami is also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage and slugging.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz have been the Marlins' most consistent hitters this season, with Chisholm Jr. leading the team with a .264 batting average and De La Cruz is right behind him at .245. De La Cruz has gone 8/29 in his last seven games with two homers. Chisholm Jr. has 10 homers for the season and is 15th in the league in that category. Miami will be looking for Jesus Sanchez to break out of his recent slump, as he has three homers in his last seven games but is just 6/25 in that stretch.

Royals Preview

As the favorite, the Royals are 21-12 straight up, but as the underdog, they are just 22-26. Their overall record is 43-38, and they are 13-9 against AL Central teams. Kansas City is currently on a 3-7 run in their last ten games.

On the run line, the Royals have a 45-36 record, including 29-19 as underdogs. The under has hit in their last four games, bringing their season O/U record to 34-44. So far, the over is 5-5 in games with a total of 9 runs.

Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals today as he faces off against the Marlins at home. So far this season, he has made 15 starts and has a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 3.29. Singer's WHIP for the season is currently 1.21. Looking back at his last outing, Singer finished with a no-decision against the Rangers. In that start, he went five innings and gave up one earned run on three hits. Before that outing, he had lost three straight starts. Singer has allowed at least one home run in each of his last three outings.

So far this season, the Royals are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 13th in the league. They have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 5.2 runs per game. As a team, the Royals are batting .242, and their team on-base percentage of .305 is 15th in the league. Kansas City has a good team strikeout rate and has the 12th most home runs in the league.

Bobby Witt Jr. has been the Royals' top offensive player this season, as he is batting .311 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs. Salvador Perez is also batting over .270 and has 12 homers. However, Perez is just 2/18 in his last five games, and Vinnie Pasquantino is also struggling, going 3/19 in his last five games.

Marlins vs. Royals Prediction: Over 9 Runs -104

We see the best value in this Marlins vs. Royals matchup coming on the over/under line, with the line sitting at 9 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-4 in favor of the Royals, giving us a two-run cushion on the over/under line.

Offensively, we have the Royals finishing with just six hits compared to the Marlins' nine. However, we have the Marlins finishing with just four runs, compared to the Royals' six.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Brady Singer is predicted to finish with six strikeouts, which is fifth-best among starters today. As for his chances of picking up a win, Singer has the fifth-best odds.

For the Marlins, we have them finishing with just eight strikeouts compared to the Royals with eight.

Our pick is to take the over, as we see the Royals' money line sitting at -231.

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