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Kansas City RoyalsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 18, 7:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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Kansas City travels to St. Louis for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the Cardinals.

Vin Mazzaro, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Cardinals trot Jake Westbrook to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2011.

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Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Cardinals and the American League No. 12-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Kansas City was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They won as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals 5-4 on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Royals at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at St. Louis, Sunday, June 19

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