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Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
July 16, 8:00 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

37-53TEAM RECORD38-49

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Seattle Mariners invade Kauffman Stadium on Monday.

The Royals will turn to Jonathan Sanchez and his 1-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mariners send Jason Vargas (8-7) to the hill.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -115 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Royals and the league No. 11-ranked Mariners, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Rangers on July 15. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -176 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mariners were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 4-0 to the Rangers on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the White Sox on July 15. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Royals endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Sunday, with Luis Mendoza throwing 7 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Seattle's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Seattle
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 17

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