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MLB Game Preview - Royals underdogs vs Mariners at Seattle

Kansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Sep 9, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

60-85TEAM RECORD60-83

MLB wagering interest swings to the Seattle vs Kansas City battle on Friday at Safeco Field as the Mariners try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Blake Beaven for the Mariners (3-5 on the year) and Jeff Francis for Kansas City (5-15 so far).

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mariners in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Mariners, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

Kansas City was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They lost as -108 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City suffered a 4-1 loss against Seattle on Thursday, as Luke Hochevar wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
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 7 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Saturday, September 10

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