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(43-43) Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals (44-41)
Date: Friday July 8, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakume vs Yordano Ventura
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +100 / Royals -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mariners +1.5 -200 / Royals -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Royals snapped their 4-game losing streak with a win over the Mariners yesterday and they are the slight home betting favorite tonight.
Kansas City still has a lot of work to do to get back in the AL Central race, as they are in 3rd place in the division 7 games out of first.
The Mariners have dropped 4 in a row and they are 9.5 games back of the Texas Rangers in the AL West.
In yesterday’s game the Royals beat the Mariners 4-3.
The Mariners rank tied for 9th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
Hisashi Iwakuma (8-6 4.43 ERA) goes for the Mariners tonight and he did not have the best last outing giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings, but the offense bailed him out in a 9-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The Mariners have won 4 of his last 5 starts including his last 2.
Iwakuma has had success against the Royals in his career and in 4 starts facing them, all Mariners wins, he is 3-0 with a solid ERA of 1.61.
Iwakuma is 7-2 with an ERA of 4.43 in his last 9 starts.
The Mariners are 12-3 in Iwakuma’s last 15 starts facing a team with a winning record.
The Mariners are 21-23 on the road this season and they have lost 16 of their last 21 road games.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank a decent 13th in the Majors in team ERA, but only 25th in runs scored.
Yordano Ventura (6-6 5.26 ERA) gets the nod for the Royals and he gave up 4 earned runs in only 2 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in his last start. KC has lost his last 2 starts.
In his career Ventura is 0-3 with a 4.34 ERA in 5 starts against Seattle.
Yordano has struggled this season early in games with an ERA of 7.31 in the first 2 innings, but a 4.07 ERA after that.
The Royals are 24-8 in Ventura’s last 32 home starts.
The Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 home games facing a team with a losing road record.
The Royals are a solid 28-11 at home on the season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 5-16 in their last 16 road games.
- Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Mariners have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Royals are 38-14 in their last 52 home games.
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The road has not treated the Mariners kindly in the last several weeks, but they will win tonight and snap their skid behind a solid start from Iwakuma.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Seattle MLand game total Under 8
In the last 6 games between these teams the total has gone Under and that trend will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Seattle 4-2
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