The Seattle Mariners will host the Kansas City Royals at T-Mobile Park on May 15, 2024, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10 PM under partly cloudy skies.

Alec Marsh will take the mound for the Royals, entering the game with an impressive 2.531 ERA. He’ll face Mariners’ pitcher Bryan Woo, who boasts a pristine ERA of 0.000 early in the season.

In the AL Central, the Royals are currently fourth with a 26-18 record, achieving a .590 win percentage. They have an 8-5 record against their division rivals and have won six of their last ten games, including a recent victory that puts them on a one-game win streak. Their performance is solid both at home (15-8) and on the road (11-10), with a stronger showing in night games (15 wins) compared to day games (11 wins). They have scored 200 runs while allowing 153.

In the AL West, the Mariners find themselves in sixth place with a 23-20 record, translating to a .530 win percentage. They have posted a 6-3 record in division games, leading the division despite recent struggles. They have a split record at home (14-10) and are even on the road (9-10). The Mariners have secured most of their wins during night games (17), compared to six in day games, with 164 runs scored against 156 allowed.

Turning to the betting odds for this matchup, the point spread is set at -1.5 in favor of the Mariners, noting their competitive edge at home. The over/under for the game is projected at 7.5 runs, reflecting expectations for a relatively tight-scoring game. Bettors looking at money line odds will find the Mariners favored with -145, suggesting a better than even chance of victory. Conversely, the Royals are listed at +123, indicating a potentially lucrative payout for a road win. These odds could guide fans and bettors align their predictions with the latest performance trends.