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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Kansas City Royals invade Wrigley Field on Sunday.

Yordano Ventura, with a record of 4-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Chicago Cubs trot Tsuyoshi Wada to the mound in this one. He is 3-2 so far in 2015.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-3.7 victory for the Royals. 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

25-22 Chicago battles the Royals, currently with a 29-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 18 ranked offense (4.11 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.68 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.23 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.68 hits on average).

Chicago owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.11 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City rolled to a 8-4 win against Chicago on Friday, as Edinson Volquez and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Cleveland, Tuesday, June 2nd
Chicago at Miami, Monday, June 1st