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Kansas City Royals visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Chris Young, with a record of 5-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the St. Louis Cardinals trot John Lackey to the mound in this one. He is 4-4 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the St. Louis Cardinals as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 3.7-3.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (41-21) will face the 34-25 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Kansas City injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 12 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 16 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.03 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 4.16 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeremy Guthrie's start, as they lost 3-2 against St. Louis on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Milwaukee, Monday, June 15th
St. Louis home to Minnesota, Monday, June 15th