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Kansas City St. Louis Betting Preview

St. Louis CardinalsKansas City Royals
June 24, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals Odds

37-35TEAM RECORD31-38

The Royals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the St. Louis Cardinals visit in inter-league play at Kauffman Stadium.

For the Royals, Jonathan Sanchez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lance Lynn, 10-3 on the year.

View St Louis vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +140 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -123 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis rolled to an 8-2 win against Kansas City on Saturday, as Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Royals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Miami, Monday, June 25
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Monday, June 25