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Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Seattle MarinersKansas City Royals
Sep 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Odds

62-76TEAM RECORD72-66

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will turn to Ervin Santana and his 8-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mariners send Taijuan Walker (1-0) to the hill.

View Seattle vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-168 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Royals) and the No. 13 (Mariners) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Seattle brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 1-ranked defense.

The Mariners were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -164 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mariners endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Tuesday, with Erasmo Ramirez throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Mariners at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seattle at Kansas City, Thursday, September 5