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Kansas City Royals host St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action

St. Louis CardinalsKansas City Royals
June 23, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals Odds

36-35TEAM RECORD31-37

St. Louis travels to Kansas City for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the Royals.

Kansas City sends Luis Mendoza out against Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals in this game. Mendoza is 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA on the season, while Wainwright is 5-7 on the year and has a 4.46 ERA.

View St Louis vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as +125 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Royals and the National League No. 3-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Cardinals were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Vincent Mazzaro and the Royals 11-4 on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Kansas City, Sunday, June 24

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