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Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
July 17, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

38-53TEAM RECORD38-50

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

For the Royals, Everett Teaford gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mariners hitters off the base paths. He'll face Blake Beaven, 3-6 on the year.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mariners sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

The Mariners were a 9-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 9-4 final on Monday in support of Jason Vargas at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Seattle's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Wednesday, July 18