Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals Matchup

The Kansas City Royals are playing host to the Seattle Mariners at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Kansas City will broadcast this AL matchup.

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals Odds

Kansas City (+120) is the underdog against Seattle (-130) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Mariners -1.5 runs (+115) and Royals 1.5 runs (-135).

The Royals are 3-5 SU and 4-3 ATS. They’ve lost 2.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Mariners have gone 4-4 SU this year and are 5-2 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 2.2 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 2.3 units ATS.

Kansas City games have an over/under record of 1-6 so far in 2018. Seattle has an over/under record of 5-2.

The Royals just took the previous game in this series by a score of 10-0.

Felix Hernandez (1-1, 7.71 ERA) will get the start for the visiting Mariners. The right-handed Hernandez recorded 78 strikeouts across 86 innings last year (16 starts) while finishing the season 6-5 overall with a 4.36 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.

The Royals will put the ball in the hands of lefty Eric Skoglund, who started 5 games last year while finishing the season 1-2 overall with a 9.50 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP.

Kansas City’s pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 2.70, a WHIP of 1.01 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 5.96 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 6.4 K/9.

The Kansas City hitters are putting up 3.3 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .238/.303/.331 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Royals’ batters have been led by Mike Moustakas, who is slashing .281/.324/.500 with nine hits, five RBIs and five runs scored. .

In the visiting dugout, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 6.13 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 5.90 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.91, along with a WHIP of 1.51 and a K-per-9 of 9.82.

Mariners hitters have slashed .257/.328/.385 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Seattle’s offense has been led by Robinson Cano, who is slashing .407/.500/.519 with 11 hits, three RBIs and eight runs scored. He seemed to take a step back when hitting lefties on the road last season. Across 90 such plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .220/.278/.305 (compared to his overall season line of .280/.338/.453).

Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Royals went 5-2 SU against the Mariners in 2017.
  • The Royals’ bullpen managed an ERA of 2.05 against the Mariners last year.