Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners MLB Lines Analysis
MLB betting fans would assume that teams who have all but punched their playoff tickets would be happy right now, but there are a few of them out there who have some issues to sort out in the final 2 weeks of the season. One of those teams would be the Kansas City Royals, as they have hit a slump that they need to get out of before postseason play begins. They will get the chance to do so when the Seattle Mariners come to town on Wednesday.
A Look at the Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners MLB Lines Analysis & TV Info
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
Radio: KCSP 610
Opening Lines: Seattle +168, Kansas City -170
It was another less than stellar week for the Royals (87-62) last week, as they finished up with a 3-4 record and a series loss to the Detroit Tigers. If there are any positives to be taken from the week, it would be how they finished it. The Royals avoided the sweep with a 10-3 win over Detroit in a game where Kendrys Morales homered 3 times to take his RBI total for the season to 105. They also got a solid outing from pitcher Kris Medlen in that one, and essentially put together the sort of all-around performance that had been their trademark this season.
Only time will tell if that win was the start of another good run to end the regular season. Yordano Ventura (12-8, 4.48 ERA) will be looking for his third straight win when he starts this one.
It has been another disappointing season for the Seattle Mariners (73-77), but one that has featured a couple of great individual performances. Nelson Cruz delivered as was expected, and Taijuan Walker was fantastic on the mound. The rumor out of Seattle is that Walker will now be shut down for the season, which might not be a bad idea. He is going to be the guy that Seattle builds their new starting rotation around next season, so why risk him getting hurt? The Mariners actually had a pretty respectable run last week, picking up series wins against the LA Angels and the Texas Rangers.
They have a pretty tough schedule over the final 2 weeks, but it will give them a chance to measure themselves against teams that are postseason bound. Roenis Elias (5-8, 4.06 ERA) will be brought back out of the bullpen to start on Wednesday.
Key Betting Trends
- Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
- Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
- Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle
- Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
You have to go back to the first half of the season to find the last meeting between these two, and it was KC with the series win on the road in that one. I expect to see more of the same this time around, and like the Royals for the win here.