Seattle Mariners home to Royals in baseball betting action
Kansas City Royals
|83-73||September 24, 2013, 10:10 PM | Safeco Field||68-89|
The visiting Royals hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners.
For the Mariners, James Paxton gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bruce Chen, 8-3 on the year.
View Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.
The Royals were listed as -122 Favorite on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.
The Mariners sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at No. 9 on the same chart.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Kansas City at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mariners on Monday as the Royals defeated them 6-5 at Safeco Field.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's No. 23-ranked scoring average of 3.85 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.04 runs per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.18 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.94 per nine innings).
Kansas City brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners's No. 27-ranked defense.
A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Seattle, Wednesday, September 25th