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Mariners open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Kansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Sep 8, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

60-84TEAM RECORD59-83

The visiting Royals hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners.

It's a pitching duel between Jason Vargas for the Mariners (7-13 on the year) and Luke Hochevar for Kansas City (10-10 so far).

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mariners in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +100 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mariners rated this week at No. 12 and the Royals sitting at No. 10.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.8 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Seattle owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Kansas City was a 7-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +137 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Guillermo Moscoso shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 7-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

The Mariners were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Seattle looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Jerome Williams at Angel Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Friday, September 9

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