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Chicago CubsKansas City Royals
June 26, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City Royals Odds

31-45TEAM RECORD32-45

Chicago travels to Kansas City for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Royals.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Luke Hochevar in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-8 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Randy Wells, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as -135 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Royals) and the No. 8 (Cubs) 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 Cubs rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Royals on June 25. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 3-2 on Saturday behind a start from Danny Duffy at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 2-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Cubs at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Colorado, Monday, June 27
Kansas City at San Diego, Monday, June 27

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