San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The San Diego Padres (68-58) will play the Kansas City Royals (51-75) in Game 3 of 4 of the AL Inter-Division at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.


San Diego took 2nd place at 69-58 in the National League West Division with a .543 team percentage and 19.5 contests behind first place after accumulating 559 runs while surrendering 510 for a +49 run difference throughout the year.


The Padres ended a two-game losing streak after a stunning 13-5 victory over the Royals on Friday night. CF José Azócar powered the offense for San Diego with three runs scored on four hits while starter Joe Musgrove finished 3.2 innings after yielding 8 hits, 2 earned runs, and a walk but wrung up two Kansas City hitters.   


Third Baseman Manny Machado topped all batters of the Padres after knocking 22 balls over the perimeter while driving a team-high 76 runs batted in this year.


Machado averages .297 at the plate with a team-leading on-base percentage of .368 and slugging .522 for the season.


The San Diego ball club will be sending righty Yu Darvish (10-7, 3.39 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 147 Ks) to the pitcher’s mound to start game 2 of a series versus the Royals on Saturday night.


The right-handed thrower has given away 120 hits, 27 free bases, and 17 home runs in finishing 148.2 innings of work in his pro-baseball career this year.


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San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/27/2022


The Kansas City Royals fell to 4th place at 51-76 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .402 and 17 outings behind first place after scoring 486 runs but gave up 643 for a run difference of -157 over the course of the campaign.


The Royals look to even the series after losing the series opener to the Padres at 5-13 on Friday following their recent win over the Diamondbacks at 5-3 on August 24.


SS Nick Lopez earned a two-run score on two hits in leading the scoring for Kansas City while pitcher Kris Bubic lasted for just 4.0 frames after giving away 9 hits, 6 earned runs, and one BB but fanned out 3 San Diego batters in the losing effort.


Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. augmented the offense for the Royals after knocking 18 balls outside the park while hitting a team-leading 64 runs batted in and averaging .252 at the plate for the season.


The KC shortstop marked a team-high .294 OBP and a slugging percentage of .448 in reinforcing the Royals’ batting squad this year.


Left-handed Pitcher Daniel Lynch (4-8, 4.58 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 91 Ks) will be starting for Kansas City in the second installment of a series facing San Diego on Saturday evening.


The southpaw thrower pitched for 98.1 frames with 107 hits, 12 homers, and 42 BBs allowed in his MLB career starts for the season.    


San Diego Padres vs. Kansas City Royals. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Diego – 225. The Padres have the momentum in this match-up after winning the opener over the Royals at 13-5 on Friday night.


San Diego will take control of this game away from home with a 34-30 road record while Kansas City struggled after losing 36 of their last 67 contests at home.


The prediction, San Diego Padres will win at 7-2.   


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San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals 8/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri     


Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022                         




MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Diego Padres -225           


MLB Totals: 8.5


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