Scheduled for June 1, 2024, at 4:10 PM, the San Diego Padres are set to take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium under partly cloudy skies. The pitching matchup features Joe Musgrove for the Padres, who has an ERA of 5.655 this season, against the Royals’ Alec Marsh, who enters the game with a strong ERA of 3.240.

Currently, the Padres are 5th in the NL West with a record of 31-29, showing a recent upswing with six victories in their last 10 games and a current one-game win streak. They’ve played 13-19 at home and 18-10 on the road. The Padres have accumulated 266 runs scored versus 258 runs allowed this season.

On the other side, the Royals stand 4th in the AL Central with a 35-24 record, having won 5 of their recent 10 games but are currently on a two-game losing streak. Playing stronger at home with a 21-9 record compared to 14-15 on the road, the Royals have scored a total of 290 runs while giving up 213.

Focusing on the betting odds, the games point spread is set at 1.5 in favor of the Royals, with the Over/Under for total runs scored at 8.5. Those looking to bet on the game will find the money line for the Padres at -123, indicating that they are slight favorites, while the Royals are at +104, suggesting a close contest. These odds reflect expectations of a competitive match between two evenly matched teams in their respective divisions.