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Kansas City Royals take on Mariners in baseball test

Kansas City Royals

Seattle Mariners
82-73 September 23, 2013, 10:10 PM | Safeco Field 68-88

The Seattle Mariners will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Kansas City Royals invade Safeco Field on Monday.

Yordano Ventura, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Mariners trot Brandon Maurer to the mound in this one. He is 4-8 so far in 2013.

View Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds and Stats.

The Royals were listed as -135 Favorite on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

The Mariners - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 9.

The Royals were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Texas 4-0 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Felix Hernandez - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 11 at 8.93 hits per game. That compares with Seattle’s No. 27 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.39 runs per game on the highway. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Seattle is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Tuesday, September 24th