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Royals' Bats Have Gone Quiet

It’s certainly not time to panic yet, but the Kansas City Royals have been suffering through a major power outage lately. The Royals, losers of four in a row, haven’t gotten much contributions from their top players. Alex Gordon is batting .213 with five RBI and 29 strikeouts through 22 games, and Alcides Escobar is batting .223 in the leadoff spot.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals are 5-0 in Ventura's last 5 Saturday starts.
  • The UNDER is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle.
  • The Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 games following a loss.

The Mariners are in the opposite spot right now. Seattle has won 10 of its last 14 thanks to solid contributions throughout the lineup. The M’s have homered at least once in eight straight games.

Yordano Ventura (2-0, 2.35 ERA) and Wade Miley (1-2, 7.04) are scheduled to get the start for the Royals and Mariners, respectively. Miley has allowed a total of 14 runs on 26 hits in 15 plus innings over his first three starts in Washington. Ventura is 11-1 with a 3.03 ERA over his last 18 outings and owns a 3.24 ERA in four career starts versus Seattle.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -113 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.1 win for the Mariners on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Mariners sport a record of 12-10 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 12-10 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Seattle Mariners and the league No. 16-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Seattle Mariners No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.27 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.41 in runs allowed per game. The Seattle Mariners have averaged 7.55 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.55 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Felix Hernandez shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 1-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Kansas City's last 22 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Seattle is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Seattle, Sunday, May 1st