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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Busch Stadium in an interleague contest.

Jeremy Guthrie will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Guthrie is 5-3 this season with a 3.91 ERA.

The Cardinals will counter Guthrie with Michael Wacha. Righthander Wacha has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 8 straight games.
St. Louis has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 21-29 SU
St. Louis: 35-17 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Friday, May 31
St. Louis home to San Francisco, Friday, May 31