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Mariners face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
April 15, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds


Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Luke Hochevar in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Seattle counters with Erik Bedard, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.5 per game. By contrast, the Mariners are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.2 per game.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Seattle was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +117 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Kansas City on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Seattle's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Saturday, April 16