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Kauffman Stadium Has Been A Safe Place For Royals

Despite taking the loss last night at home, Kauffman Stadium has been kind to the Kansas City Royals since the Midsummer Classic. The Royals have gone 6-1 in their past seven games at home while going 5-4 away from Kauffman in the same span of time. The Royals take to their home diamond when they continue a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Kyle Seager is slashing .300/.378/.613 since the all-star break.
  • The Royals are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against right handed starting pitchers.
  • The Mariners are 11-4 SU and ATS in their last 15 games on the road against teams with winning records.

The Royals will send Danny Duffy to the mound in hopes he can continue his recent stellar play. The lefty has allowed just one run in three of his past four starts and has only walked two batters in that time. Duffy has also enjoyed playing at Kauffman Stadium this season with a 2.93 ERA in KC.

Felix Hernandez will be in search of his royal lineage when he takes the bump in this one. Hernandez has given up a combined 10 hits and eight earned runs in his past two starts. Those outings also saw the righty struggle with the long ball, an issue that has plagued him with Hernandez giving up at least one home run in all but two starts this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -125 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mariners to win this game 6.0-2.1. 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

56-52 Kansas City battles the Mariners, currently with a 56-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Seattle injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Seattle Mariners, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 23-ranked scoring average of 4.31 runs per game, against a Seattle Mariners offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.72 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.63 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.86 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 5.17 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter J Paxton.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Seattle is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 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, Sunday, August 6th