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Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Preview

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
Sep 2, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Seattle Mariners pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Felix Hernandez for the Mariners on the hill facing Danny Duffy for the Royals. Hernandez brings a 12-8 mark to the game, while Duffy is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Royals as +123 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Royals and the American League No. 13-rated Mariners in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mariners rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Seattle features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Astros on September 1. Bettors who backed the Astros at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seattle didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brett Oberholtzer in a losing cause, 2-0, against Houston on Sunday.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Kansas City at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. James Shields chucked 7 shutout innings at the Blue Jays in their last game, striking out 9 in a 5-0 win against Toronto in baseball action at Rogers Centre.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Tuesday, September 3