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

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

60-86TEAM RECORD61-83

The Mariners get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Felipe Paulino gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 2-6 on the season. The Mariners, meanwhile, will counter with Michael Pineda, who will be looking to improve on his 9-9 mark.

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Mariners sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seattle's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Mariners have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-3 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City suffered a 7-3 loss against Seattle on Friday, as Jeff Francis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

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

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Sunday, September 11