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Hernandez Far From The King Vs Royals

Felix Hernandez will take to the mound for the Seattle Mariners to kick off a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals Friday. King Felix has not exactly been royalty when facing Kansas City in his career with a .444 winning percentage and a 3.01 ERA. Hernandez has dropped his past two outings against the Royals while allowing a combined 15 hits and seven earned runs in those games.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 7-3 SU in the past 10 matchups between the Royals and Mariners.
  • Eric Hosmer is 24-for-67 (.358) during his current 17-game hitting streak.
  • The Royals are 10-2 SU in their past 12 games on Friday.

Kris Medlen will have the task of limiting Mariners batters for the Royals Friday. Medlen, who has a 6.00 ERA so far this season, is coming off a poor outing in which he allowed nine hits and seven earned runs over 3.2 innings.

Hernandez has started just once at Safeco Field this season, but held the Oakland A’s scoreless across seven complete innings while registering 10 strikeouts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were 145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mariners to win this game 4.7-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Seattle (11-10) will face the 12-9 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Seattle Mariners and the league No. 16-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Seattle Mariners and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.43 runs per nine innings, against the No. 22 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 3.67 runs per outing.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.22 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 4-2 on Wednesday behind a start from N Tropeano at Angel Stadium.

The Mariners were saddled with a loss last time out in H Iwakuma's start, as they lost 7-4 against Houston on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 21 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
  • Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Seattle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Seattle, Saturday, April 30th

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