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Kansas City Royals home to Mariners in baseball betting action

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
July 19, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

39-54TEAM RECORD39-51

The visiting Mariners hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Felix Hernandez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mariners on this day; he's 7-5 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Will Smith, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Mariners taking on the American League's No. 7-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).

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 an 8-7 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -132 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mariners endured an 8-7 loss at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday, with Kevin Millwood throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Seattle's last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Tampa Bay, Friday, July 20
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Friday, July 20

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