MLB Matchups  >>  Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 09/04/2013

 
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The Seattle Mariners will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Wednesday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

The Mariners will give the ball to starter Taijuan Walker in this one. Righthander Walker is 1-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Royals will be Ervin Santana. The righthander has a 3.19 ERA to go along with a 8-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 168-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
The Mariners were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -164 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Seattle has lost 3 straight games.
Kansas City has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Seattle: 62-76 SU
Kansas City: 72-66 SU
SEATTLE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Seattle is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Seattle, Thursday, September 5