Kansas City @ St. Louis Pro Baseball Betting Preview
The interleague mlb odds series between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals moves to the National League park on Wednesday night. The Royals won the opener of the four-game home-and-home on Monday night, 6-2, and they sit at 40-35, in second place in the American League Central. The Cardinals (39-36) are in second place in the National League Central.
How To Bet the Royals @ Cardinals MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:15 PM ET
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
TV: FSKC, FSMW
Radio: Royals and Cardinals
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Royals: Edinson Volquez (7-7, 5.15 ERA) vs. Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (7-5, 3.02 ERA)
Why should you bet on Kansas City?
The Royal bats lit up the Cardinals in the series opener, as they came back from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to win by four. Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 in that game with 2 RBI, and Eric Hosmer matched him with two more RBI. In that game, the Royals scored all of their runs with two outs on the board, which shows a lot of clutch for a team that is still struggling to put together its World Series moxie from the past two seasons.
Why should you put your money on the Cardinals?
St. Louis starts Carlos Martinez in this game, and his last three starts have been terrific. Each time he has gone seven or more innings and has permitted no more than a single run. In his last five starts, he has posted a 3-0 record and a 1.24 ERA. The only Royal with an at-bat against Martinez is Eric Hosmer (with 1), which means the Royals will get on-the-job training as the game goes along. On the other side, Edinson Volquez comes in on the heels of the worst start of his career, having lasted one official inning (retiring three batters) and permitted 12 runs (11 earned). Also, the Cardinals have all seen Volquez multiple times due to his lengthy stint with the Cincinnati Reds.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like Martinez and the Cardinals to handle the Royals in this game, and I think that even with their subpar offense, the Cardinals will be able to get to Volquez. I’m predicting a 5-2 St. Louis win.