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Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
July 18, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

39-53TEAM RECORD38-51

The Seattle Mariners will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Kevin Millwood for the Mariners on the hill facing Bruce Chen for the Royals. Millwood brings a 3-7 mark to the game, while Chen is 7-8 to date on the season.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Royals) and the No. 11 (Mariners) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Mariners average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +122 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Seattle rolled to a 9-6 win against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Blake Beavan and the Mariners' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Seattle's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Seattle
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Thursday, July 19

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