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Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Kansas City

St. Louis CardinalsKansas City Royals
May 27, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals Odds

32-17TEAM RECORD21-26

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Cardinals of St. Louis swing away against the Royals of Kansas City.

The Royals will turn to James Shields and his 2-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Adam Wainwright (6-3) to the hill.

View St Louis vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cardinals listed as favorites of 102 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Royals) and the No. 1 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 3 in the National League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 1-rated defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Dodgers on May 26. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Sunday, with Shelby Miller throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Kansas City was a 5-2 loser in its last match at home against the Angels. They lost as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Jerome Williams at Kauffman Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cardinals at Royals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 28