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MLB BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals

The Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Lefthander Joe Saunders will take the mound for the Mariners to start this game. Saunders is 11-13 this season with a 4.92 ERA.

The Royals will counter Saunders with Jeremy Guthrie. Righthander Guthrie has a 4.08 ERA to go along with a 13-10 record this season.

In their last action, Seattle was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Seattle at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Seattle: 63-76 SU
Kansas City: 72-67 SU

Seattle most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Seattle home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 6
Kansas City home to Detroit, Friday, September 6