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Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Seattle Mariners pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to Johnny Cueto and his 9-12 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Seattle Mariners send James Paxton (3-4) to the hill.

The Royals are 0-6 in Cueto's last six starts and have lost eight out of his last ten. In four starts this month he's allowed 18 runs while only recording 13 strikeouts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Seattle Mariners were 156 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-4.9 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

Kansas City (88-63) will face the 74-78 Mariners in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Seattle injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 22 and the Seattle Mariners at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.31 hits per game. The Seattle Mariners average 8.56 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Kansas City owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Seattle's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seattle lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Seattle's last 13 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle at Los Angeles, Friday, September 25th
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, September 25th