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Miami Marlins at Kansas City Royals Betting Pick for 6/25/24

At 8:10 PM ET, the Marlins and Royals square off in an interleague matchup. This one is being played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and the Royals are the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -200. The Marlins are +168 on the money line, and the over/under line is at 9.5 runs.

Miami comes in with a record of 27-51, while the Royals are 43-37, which has them in 3rd place in the AL Central. Seth Lugo is starting for the Royals, and he is facing off against Yonny Chirinos for the Marlins. BSKC is carrying this one on TV.

Marlins Look to Break Road Slump Against Royals as Chirinos Takes the Mound,

Miami is 27-51 overall, putting them 5th in the NL East, 25 games behind the Phillies for the division lead. They are 11-24 on the road this season. The Marlins are 24-39 as the underdog, compared to just 3-12 as the favorite. Miami has lost six straight games on the road, and they are 2-2 over their last four overall. Their overall series record is 7-17-1, and they have won two straight series.

Yonny Chirinos and the Marlins are on the road to take on the Royals. Chirinos started the season with a no-decision against the Cardinals, going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. He struck out 6 and allowed 1 home run. Miami is 29th in runs per game at 3.5 and 29th in road scoring at 2.9 runs per game. They have hit just 63 total home runs, which is 23rd in the league. Their .231 batting average is 17th, and their .281 on-base percentage is 24th. Bryan De La Cruz is hitting .248 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. leads the team with a .264 average and 37 RBI. De La Cruz is hitting .263 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI over his last nine games. Nick Gordon is on a 3-game hitting streak.

Royals Look to Extend Home Dominance with Lugo on the Mound Against Marlins,

The Kansas City Royals are 43-37 overall and 26-14 at home, compared to 17-23 on the road. They are 14-5 as the home favorite this year and 21-11 as the favorite overall. The Royals are 3rd in the AL Central, nine games behind the Guardians. Their over/under record is 34-43, and their games have averaged 8.6 runs per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 9.5 runs, and the Royals have gone 4-2 in games with a line of 9.5 runs this year. They have gone under the line in 72 of their 80 games, including a current streak of 3 straight unders.

Seth Lugo is 10-2 with a 2.42 ERA and has a .225 opponents batting average. He has 12 quality starts this year and is coming off a no-decision in which he went 6 2/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. Lugo will be facing a Marlins team that is 11-13-1 in series this year. The Royals are 45-35 against the run line and are sending Lugo to the mound as a -160 favorite. Offensively, the Royals are 2nd in scoring at home, averaging 5.4 runs per game. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the team with a .312 average and .361 on-base percentage, and Salvador Perez has 12 home runs this year.

Score Big with Marlins at +168: A Value Pick for a 6-5 Victory,

With the Marlins at +168 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Marlins, and with the payout sitting at +168, we see this as a great opportunity to take advantage of the payout.

If you are looking for a parlay, you could also look to take the Marlins on the money line and look at the over/under line, where the line is sitting at 9.5 runs. However, we are predicting this one to stay under, as we have the Marlins winning 6-5.

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