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San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals Betting Prediction

The San Diego Padres are on the road at the Kansas City Royals on Friday. This is the first of a three game series. The San Diego Padres are 30-29 on the season. The Padres are third in the National League West. The Padres are coming off a 9-1 loss at home to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

For Kansas City, they are one of the biggest surprises in all of Major League Baseball. The Royals are 35-23 on the season. Kansas City still trails the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central. The Royals had won 7 out of 10 games coming into the game on Thursday. They lost 7-6 to Minnesota.

The San Diego Padres are -135 on the road in this one.

Cease for the Padres

The San Diego Padres are going to send Dylan Cease to the mound. The former White Sox hurler is 5-4 on the season, with a 3.29 earned run average. Cease is making his 12th start of the season. In 65.2 innings, Cease has been great with the strikeout, with 82 on the season.

The Padres are coming off a loss to the Marlins, where they still pounded out 8 hits. Donovan Solano had two in the game. San Diego’s top offensive threat to get on base has been Luis Arraez. He is hitting .332 on the season, and has an OBP of .372.

The power from San Diego has come from Fernando Tatis Jr. He has clubbed 8 homeruns on the season. Manny Machado has just five. Arraez and Jake Cronenworth lead the team with 12 doubles, while Machado has 11.

Surprising Kansas City Royals

Veteran Michael Wacha will take the mound for Kansas City. Wacha is 4-5 on the season, with a 4.31 earned run average. He is making his 12th start of the season, and has thrown 62.2 innings. Wacha has struck out 54 batters, and walked 19 on the season.

Kansas City got two runs in the first of the Thursday game with Vinnie Pasquantino hitting a two run homerun in the first inning. Bobby White picked up his 16th double of the season to drive in a run in the third, and MJ Melendez homered in the fourth. Witt later drove in two more runs in the top of the 9th.

It was not enough, as Kansas City allowed 7 runs in the game. The Royals pitching has been pretty strong all season. Kansas City is allowing just 3.4 runs per game. Opponents are hitting just .234 against them on the season.

Cease Slows Down Royals

The San Diego Padres are on the road, but Dylan Cease is familiar with pitching in Kansas City. We like Cease to throw well in this game, and the Padres find a way to win a low scoring game.

Our final bet for this game on Friday is the San Diego Padres over the Kansas City Royals. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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