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Royals Continue to Go UNDER With Ease

The Kansas City Royals recently scored just three combined runs in a three-game sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles but will look to right the ship against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Royals as -129 home favorites with a total of 9.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games after consecutive losses.
  • The Mariners are 7-3 SU and ATS in their last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Mariners are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Royals.

Yovani Gallardo and Trevor Cahill are expected to get the nod for the M’s and Royals, respectively. Gallardo (5-7, 5.34 ERA) is making his third start since returning from a demotion to the bullpen. The hurler is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in four career appearances vs the Royals.

Cahill (4-3, 4.15) is making his second start for Kansas City after being acquired from San Diego. He gave up five runs and eight hits over four innings in his Royals debut against Boston, yet managed to escape with a no-decision. Cahill is 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA in 12 career games against Seattle.

UNDER bettors love seeing the Royals take the diamond. In Kansas City’s last 11, the UNDER is 9-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -121 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-3.4 win for the Mariners. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 55-51 heading into this matchup, while the Seattle Mariners sit at 55-54 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Seattle injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 Kansas City Royals and the No. 14 Seattle Mariners, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Seattle Mariners rank No. 11 at 8.85 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 15 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle suffered a 5-1 loss against Texas on Wednesday, as Ariel Miranda wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Jeremy Hellickson shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 3 in a 6-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Kansas City, Friday, August 4