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Ervin Santana out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest

St. Louis CardinalsKansas City Royals
May 28, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals Odds

33-17TEAM RECORD21-27

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

For the Royals, Ervin Santana gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Tyler Lyons, 1-0 on the year.

View St Louis vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -105 for the Royals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 7 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -114 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Adam Wainwright.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Kansas City, Wednesday, May 29

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