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Kansas City Royals take on the St. Louis Cardinals with Odds and Betting Pick

Kansas City Royals

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, June 02, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Kansas City Royals arrive at Busch Stadium on Monday.

Shelby Miller will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll carry a 6-4 record into the contest. Danny Duffy gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals; he's 2-5 so far this season.

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -170 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.4 win for the Cardinals on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.1-3.4 result in favor of the Cardinals 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 St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

30-27 St. Louis battles the Royals, currently with a 26-30 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Cardinals, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

How Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 23 ranked offense (3.82 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.21 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.66 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Mark Buehrle in a losing cause, 4-0, against Toronto on Sunday.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 8-0 loser as they battled the Giants at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +101 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tim Hudson shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 6 in a 8-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at St. Louis, Tuesday, June 3rd

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