Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Primer - Free Total Line Prediction
Time: 2:10 PM ET | Location: Kauffman Stadium | Television: FSN
The Mariners got the go ahead run in the 9th inning to get the 2-1 win. The Seattle pitching staff was exceptional holding the Royals to just 3 hits.
After a ten game winning streak KC has lost three straight games and have fallen out of first place in Central and now trail the Tigers by 1.5 games.
The Mariners have now won five of the last seven games in the series this season and have won five of their last seven overall.
Seattle is now 22-16 on the road which is the third best in American league.
Kansas City is only .500 with an 18-18 record at home in 2014.
Money Line: Mariners +142 / Royals -152
Total Line: 8 Under -105/ Over -105
SEATTLE: ROENIS ELIAS (L) ERA: 3.91 W/L: 6-5
KANSAS CITY: YORDANO VENTURA (R) ERA: 3.26 W/L: 5-5
Roenis Elias is coming off of a sharp start on June 17th against the Padres where he went 7 innings allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He did struggle in his two previous getting tagged for 10 runs in a combined 11 innings of work. He's started one game against the Royals in his career and that came in early May when he didn't have his best stuff giving up 5 runs, 3 earned in 5 innings.
Yordana Ventura has had three consecutive quality starts allowing a total of 6 earned runs over 20 innings. He has been strong for most of the season with an ERA of 3.26, but the number does rise to 3.77 in his home starts. He's taken on the Mariners twice in his career and has held his own allowing 4 runs over 12 innings in the two starts.
Seattle's batters have averaged a poor .239 on the season good for 14th spot in the NL and have the lowest on base percentage in the league. Scoring wise they are better ranking 11th in the league.
Kansas City's offense was firing on all cylinders during their winning streak scoring 69 runs over the 10 games and were consistent scoring 4 or greater in 8 of the 10. The bats have cooled out though in recent games scoring 2 or fewer runs in 3 of their last 4.
The Mariners did put some runs on the board versus the Padres earlier in the week but still have scored 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 10 and 3 of their last 4. The Royals do not hit left-handers well with 3.41 runs scored per 9 innings this season and are not hitting the ball well right now.