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MLB Game Preview - Royals underdogs vs Mariners at Seattle

Kansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
July 28, 4:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

41-58TEAM RECORD45-57

Safeco Field hosts an MLB battle between the Seattle Mariners and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

The Mariners will rely on Kevin Millwood to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bruce Chen will be his counterpart for the Royals. Kevin Millwood is 3-8 this season, and Bruce Chen is 7-8.

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Seattle opened as -113 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 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mariners at No. 11 in the American League and the Royals at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Mariners have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.

Kansas City was a 6-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They lost as +106 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 6-1 on Friday behind a start from Blake Beavan at Safeco Field.

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

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Sunday, July 29

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