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Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
April 14, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD7-4

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.

It's a pitching duel between Bruce Chen for the Royals (1-0 on the year) and Doug Fister for Seattle (0-2 so far).

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.7 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 12 in the same category at 7.2 per game.

Seattle brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 8-ranked defense.

In their last action, Seattle was an 8-3 loser at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Toronto on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Kansas City was a 10-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as +163 underdogs, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 10-5 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Field behind starter Kyle Davies.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

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

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Friday, April 15

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