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2018 MLB Season
(60-55) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (35-79)
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -145 | Royals +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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St. Louis Cardinals
Flaherty was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start and picked up his fifth win of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He pitched six scoreless-innings giving up just three hits while he struck out seven and walked one.
In 96.1 innings of work this season, Flaherty owns an elite strikeout (11.02 K/9) to walk rate (3.08 BB/9) while he owns a solid 80.7% LOB%, but he could work on limiting the long ball (1.31 HR/9).
The end-result is a solid 3.27 ERA and a higher 3.90 FIP.
St. Louis has played solid baseball in the past week winning five of their last seven contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .280/.356/.428 to go with 23 extra-base hits and 30 RBI.
Kansas City Royals
Duffy was knocked around in his last outing as he picked up his 10th loss of the season in a 5-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
He went six innings giving up eight hits, six earned runs, and one home run while he struck out six and walked one.
In 138.0 innings of work this season, Duffy owns a decent 8.22 K/9, a slightly high 4.11 BB/9, a high 1.37 HR/9, and a mediocre 74.9% LOB%.
The end-result is a high 4.70 ERA and a similar 4.74 FIP.
Kansas City has played sub-par baseball in the past week winning just one of their seven contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .245/.292/.342 to go with 12 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 2-7 in Flahertys last 9 starts.
- Under is 11-3-1 in STL last 15 interleague games.
- Under is 14-2 in KC last 16 interleague games.
- KC are 1-7 in their last 8 interleague home games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in KC last 8 home games.
- Under is 13-6-5 in the last 24 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: St. Louis edges out Kansas City on the road.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cardinals -145 & First 5 Innings UNDER
After a solid June and July, Duffy has regressed so far in August owning a slash line of .320/.346/.520.
He does own a 6.48 ERA at home with a slash line of .279/.358/.490, but Duffy has actually pitched well in his last six outings according to his FIP.
Flaherty has a solid 3.06 ERA on the road to go with a slash line of .203/.299/.344.
Back the team with the hotter lineup that hits better on the road and against lefties.
This feels like the under is going to brew in this one before the bullpens get involved.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 5 – Royals 4
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