Set your calendars for May 14, 2024, as the Kansas City Royals are slated to go head-to-head against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park starting at 9:40 PM. Despite the expected overcast weather conditions, excitement is building for this showdown.

The pitching lineup features Michael Wacha for the Royals, who carries an ERA of 5.153 into the game. His counterpart from the Mariners, Logan Gilbert, enters the contest with a more favorable ERA of 2.942. Currently, the Royals occupy the 5th position in the 2024 AL Central Division with a 25-18 record, showcasing a winning percentage of 0.58 and a divisional record of 8-5. They’ve won 5 of their last 10 games but are trying to bounce back from a recent loss. The Royals have shown strength in both home and away games with a record of 15-8 at home and 10-10 on the road.

On the other side, the Mariners are positioned 6th in the AL West Division with a win-loss record of 23-19, resulting in a 0.55 winning percentage. They stand strong in division play at 6-3 and have recently hit a stride with a two-game winning streak. At home, the Mariners record stands at 14-9, whereas they have struggled slightly on the road with a 9-10 record. Offensively, they’ve accumulated 162 runs and allowed 152.

From a betting perspective, intriguing odds are set for this matchup. The point spread favors the Mariners at -1.5 and the over/under is established at 7.5 runs. Bettors looking for money line options will find the Royals at +131 and the Mariners at -157. With these odds, the matchup is expected to be closely contested, potentially leaning slightly in favor of the home team due to pitching efficiency and current momentum.