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Chicago Cubs Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Jake Arrieta to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Edinson Volquez will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Jake Arrieta is 4-4 this season, and Edinson Volquez is 4-3.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.8 win for the Royals on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-3.8 result in favor of the Royals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

25-21 Chicago battles the Royals, currently with a 28-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 14 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 19-rated offense, averaging 4.11 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.67 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.24 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.65 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 4.55 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City suffered a 4-2 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Chris Young wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Washington staff and losing 3-0 to the Nationals on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Chicago, Saturday, May 30th