Free MLB Pick: Royals vs Cardinals Odds
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(35-23) San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals (29-27)
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Chris Young vs. Mike Leake
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +150 / Cardinals -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5 -140 / Cardinals -1.5 +120
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Royals have won 2 of the 3 games in this away and home series and can win the series with a W tonight. Kansas City has won 3 of their last 4 games and they are in 2nd place in the AL Central 6 games back of the scorching hot Indians, who are riding a 12-game winning streak.
The Cardinals are in 2nd place in the NL Central, but may have to rely on the Wild Card to make the post-season since they are 11 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
In yesterday’s game the Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2.
The Cardinals had won 4 straight against the Royals before this series began.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are led by their pitching, which ranks 14th in the Majors in team ERA, as their offense only ranks tied for 25th in runs scored.
Chris Young (2-7 6.54 ERA) goes for the Royals tonight and he was shelled in his last outing giving up 7 earned runs in only 2 innings in a 13-5 loss to the Houston Astros. The Royals had won his previous 2 starts.
The Royals are 0-5 in Young’s last 5 road starts.
The Royals have lost 11 of their last 14 road games.
The Royals have been solid at home this season, but on the road they are only 14-25.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals rank 4th in the Majors in runs scored and 9th in team ERA.
Mike Leake (5-5 4.25 ERA) gets the nod for the Cardinals and in his last start he was not sharp giving up 4 earned runs in 3 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The Cardinals have lost his last 2 starts.
Leake will be making his first career start against the Royals tonight.
The Cardinals have lost their last 6 home games.
The Cardinals have lost 9 of their last 11 interleague games and their last 6 at home.
The Cardinals are only 15-22 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 games following a win.
- Royals are 4-9 in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Royals have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 2-9 in their last 11 interleague games.
- Cardinals have an Under record of 5-0-1 in their last 6 home games.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Neither starter was solid in their last outing and going with the Cardinals in this game because of their offense, which will get to Young.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: St. Louis ML and Over 9
With both pitcher’s struggling as of late don’t see a pitching duel in this game, so the Over is the solid pick.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 8 – Royals 5
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