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Kansas City Royals visit Seattle Mariners in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Kansas City Royals


Seattle Mariners
Friday, May 09, 2014 10:10 PM ET
Safeco Field

The Seattle Mariners will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Safeco Field.

It's a pitching duel between Brandon Maurer for the Seattle Mariners (1-0 on the year) and Jason Vargas for Kansas City Royals (2-1 so far).

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -110 for the Seattle Mariners in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-3.9 victory for the Mariners. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Mariners sport a record of 18-16 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 16-18 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Seattle Mariners, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

How Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Seattle Mariners No. 14 ranked offense (4.15 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4.03 runs allowed per game. The Seattle Mariners have been averaging 7.82 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.68 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Seattle has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Mariners on May 8. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Hisashi Iwakuma in a losing cause, 1-0, against Seattle on Thursday.

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Seattle
Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Seattle, Saturday, May 10th