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Mariners visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
April 17, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

4-11TEAM RECORD10-4

The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Mariners arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.

Kansas City sends Jeff Francis out against Michael Pineda for the Mariners in this game. Francis is 0-0 with a 2.61 ERA on the season, while Pineda is 1-1 on the year and has a 2.70 ERA.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

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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. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.2 hits per game. The Mariners average 7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Royals on April 16. Bettors who backed the Royals at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mariners were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Kansas City staff and losing 7-0 to the Royals on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Seattle is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle home to Detroit, Monday, April 18
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Monday, April 18

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