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San Diego Padres @ Kansas City Royals - May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024, 8:46am EDT

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San Diego Padres

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+135

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San Diego Padres

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SD

-122

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+100

As a former sports statistician, I can’t help but dive into the numbers to uncover insights for the upcoming Padres vs. Royals game. The matchup between Dylan Cease and Michael Wacha on the mound promises an intriguing battle.

Cease boasts a slightly better win-loss record than Wacha at 5-4 compared to 4-5. However, when we look at their ERA, Cease holds a slightly higher 3.7 ERA compared to Wacha’s 3.5 ERA. In terms of strikeouts per game, Cease also has an edge with 9.1 strikeouts compared to Wacha’s 8.0.

Turning our attention to the batting stats, the Royals have been putting up impressive numbers with an average of 4.8 runs per game, 8.3 hits, and 4.6 RBIs. Their batting average stands at .246 with a solid on-base slugging percentage of around 70.8%. On the other side, the Padres are not far behind with an average of 4.2 runs per game and matching the Royals’ .246 batting average.

Both teams have been fairly evenly matched in terms of offensive production, but recent trends show that Kansas City has been performing well against the spread in their last few games while San Diego has struggled ATS on the road.

Taking all these stats into consideration along with recent performance trends, my prediction is that the Padres will come out on top in this matchup against the Royals despite being on the road. The over/under is likely to be surpassed given both teams’ offensive capabilities and pitching matchups.

It’ll be interesting to see how Cease and Wacha perform on the mound and whether the Padres’ or Royals’ bats will come alive to secure a much-needed win for their respective teams. As always, baseball is unpredictable, but by analyzing these statistics, we can gain valuable insights into what we might expect from this exciting MLB showdown at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium tonight.

Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres
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Wager TypeKansas City RoyalsSan Diego Padres
Team DataKansas City RoyalsSan Diego Padres
Runs4.824.23
Hits8.348.50
Runs Batted In4.644.09
Batting Average0.2460.246
On-Base Slugging70.83%68.97%
Walks2.793.04
Strikeouts7.969.05
Earned Run Average3.463.75