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Eric Skoglund, Jhoulys Chacin Take Mound in Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres Tilt

The San Diego Padres will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to PETCO Park.

The San Diego Padres will rely on Jhoulys Chacin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Eric Skoglund will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Jhoulys Chacin is 4-5 this season, and Eric Skoglund is 1-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the San Diego Padres in this matchup found them as -116 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.9-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

23-38 San Diego battles the Royals, currently with a 26-33 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked San Diego Padres and the No. 25-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the San Diego Padres No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.43 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 28 and scoring 3.63 runs per game. The Padres have averaged 7.31 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (7.93 per nine innings).

Kansas City brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Padres's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Hammel's start, as they lost 6-1 against Houston on Thursday at Royals Stadium.

San Diego was routed on Thursday at Chase Field, having a 15-3 loss put on them by the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
  • San Diego is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at San Diego, Saturday, June 10th