Erasmo Ramirez vs Bruce Chen matchup featured in MLB action
Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The visiting Mariners hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City hands the ball to starter Bruce Chen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-2 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Erasmo Ramirez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Royals and the league No. 13-ranked Mariners, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Mariners average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 13-rated defense.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -118 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mariners endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Royals on Monday, with Felix Hernandez throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Seattle at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 4