On June 2, 2024, the San Diego Padres are set to clash with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 PM under scattered clouds. Michael King will take the mound for the Padres, carrying a 4.091 ERA into the game, while Cole Ragans, holding a 3.358 ERA, will pitch for the Royals.

The Padres currently sit 5th in the NL West with a record of 32-29, posting a .520 winning percentage. Their in-division performance shows 12 wins against 13 losses, ranking them 2nd within the division. The team has won 7 out of their last 10 games and is on a two-game winning streak. They have a stronger record on the road (19-10) compared to their home games (13-19), and their overall run differential stands at +12 with 273 runs scored against 261 allowed.

The Royals rank 4th in the AL Central with a 35-25 record, a .580 winning percentage, and hold the 2nd place in division matchups with 12 wins and 8 losses. They’ve struggled recently, with only 4 wins in their last 10 games and are currently facing a three-game losing streak. At home, they’ve been strong with a 21-10 record, while they’ve had less success on the road (14-15). Offensively, they have scored 293 runs, and defensively, they have conceded 220 runs.

In terms of betting, the odds set for the game are indicative of a closely contested matchup. The point spread is at -1.5, favoring the Kansas City Royals slightly, which aligns with their strong home game performance. The Over/Under for total runs is pegged at 8.5, suggesting a moderate scoring game. For moneyline bets, the Royals are slight favorites with odds of -132, compared to the Padres at +113. These odds reflect the current standing and recent performances of both teams, providing an interesting angle for bettors looking at this game.