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Kansas City Royals Face the Chicago Cubs Monday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Chicago Cubs will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Kyle Hendricks and his 7-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Yordano Ventura (12-8) to the hill.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-4.3 win for the Cubs on Monday. 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

90-65 Chicago battles the Royals, currently with a 90-65 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 23-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 17-ranked scoring average of 4.25 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.24 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.28 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.23 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 3-0 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Cubs didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Pittsburgh 4-0 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 14-6 SU in its last 20 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, Tuesday, September 29th
Chicago at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 29th