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Chicago CubsKansas City Royals
June 25, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City Royals Odds

31-44TEAM RECORD31-45

Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Royals take on the Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.

It's a pitching duel between Danny Duffy for the Royals (1-2 on the year) and Carlos Zambrano for Chicago (6-4 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +100 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs taking on the American League's No. 12-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Royals on June 24. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago rolled to a 6-4 win against Kansas City on Friday, as Ryan Dempster and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 6-3
After a win are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Royals trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Kansas City, Sunday, June 26

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