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The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Busch Stadium in an interleague contest.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Luis Mendoza in this game. Mendoza has a 1-2 record and a 5.35 ERA this season.
The Cardinals will counter Mendoza with Lance Lynn. Righthander Lynn has a 2.95 ERA to go along with a 7-1 record this season.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +109 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Kansas City has lost 7 straight games.
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.
Kansas City: 21-28 SU
St. Louis: 34-17 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
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 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
St. Louis home to Kansas City, Thursday, May 30