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Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals Preview

Kansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Sep 23, 10:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners Odds

82-73TEAM RECORD68-88

Seattle will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Safeco Field.

Yordano Ventura, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Mariners trot Brandon Maurer to the mound in this one. He is 2-8 so far in 2013.

View Kansas City vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as $BOVADA-LINK$ had installed the Mariners as +125 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at $5DIMES-LINK$ started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Mariners - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 4 in the American League.


How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Seattle and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 11 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.

Seattle owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 1-rated defense.

The Royals were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Texas 4-0 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

Seattle was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Felix Hernandez - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Seattle is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Seattle, Tuesday, September 24