Royals vs Padres Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Padres (68-58) will visit the Royals (51-75) in Kansas City on Friday, August 26 at Kauffman Stadium. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Catch all the action at 7:10 p.m. CT!

For their upcoming game, the Royals fell to their opponents. In their most recent meeting on April 2, 2022, the score was 4-2 in favor of the Padres. The Royals had five runs to the Padres no runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Kauffman Stadium.

Royals vs Padres Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Padres. FanDuel has them at odds of -188 for victory, while Kansas City are +158. The predicted number of total runs is 8.5.

In their previous game on Wednesday, the Royals defeated the Diamondbacks to the tune of 5-3. So far this season, the team is currently batting .243 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Robert Witt Jr., who has a batting average of .256. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 4.65 and a .985 fielding percentage.

In their most recent game on Wednesday, the Padres beat the Guardians by a score of 0-7. So far this season, the team is currently batting .182, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Manuel Machado, who has a batting average of .297. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.85 and a .987 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds analysis and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Royals are missing Jonathan Heasley (Illness), Joshua Staumont (Bicep), Taylor Clarke (Oblique), Angel Zerpa (Knee), Raúl Mondesi (Knee), Jacob Brentz (Flexor), Tyler Zuber (Shoulder), Edward Olivares (Quad), Vincent Pasquantino (Shoulder) and Donald Greinke (Forearm). Then, the Padres are without Tayler Scott (Finger), Thomas Pomeranz (Elbow), Pierce Johnson (Elbow), Austin Adams (Forearm), Juan Soto (Back), Matthew Beaty (Shoulder) and Craig Stammen (Shoulder).

Moneyline Pick: Padres (-188) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite in the betting market. In their previous encounter against these opponents, the Padres won 4-2.

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Royals vs Padres Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: San Diego (-188), Kansas City (+158) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: San Diego -1.5 (-118), Kansas City 1.5 (-102) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (-114), Over 8.5 Runs (-106) at FanDuel

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Royals vs Padres Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Royals 0.15%, Padres 0.63%
  • Win % as underdog: Royals 0.48%, Padres 0.21%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Kansas City 4-6, San Diego 4-6

Runline Pick: Padres -1.5 Runs (-118) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Padres will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (-114) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Royals are averaging 2.7 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Padres have recorded 2.7 runs per game during the same timeframe.


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