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Royals face Seattle Mariners: MLB odds preview and stats

Kansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
July 26, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

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Kansas City pays a visit to Seattle on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Mariners bats in baseball action at Safeco Field.

The match puts starter Luis Mendoza for the Royals on the hill facing Jason Vargas for the Mariners. Mendoza brings a 3-5 mark to the game, while Vargas is 10-7 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Seattle sat as -119 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 6-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with Seattle’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 8-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 2.8 runs per game.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 11-6 result against the Angels on July 25. Bettors who backed the Angels at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 11-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Jered Weaver at Angel Stadium.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Yankees on July 25. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 5-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Ivan Nova at Safeco Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
Kansas City is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Friday, July 27