Royals at Cardinals 5/23/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals
Date & Time: 5/23/2018, 5:15 PM UTC
Latest Odds: STL -190 Total 7.5
TV Channel: FSM

An interleague series will conclude on Wednesday afternoon, when the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals battle from Busch Stadium. The Royals dropped the series opener but bounced back last night with a 5-1 victory. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each went deep for Kansas City, who is 18 games below .500 overall.

Twenty-five year old righty Jakob Junis (5-3 3.51 ERA) will take the mound for the Royals in this matchup. In his last start, Junis allowed two runs over five plus frames during a 5-2 victory versus the New York Yankees.
The St. Louis Cardinals started the season off in slow fashion, but are looking like contenders once again. Last night, SP Luke Weaver (3-4) allowed three runs over seven frames and took the loss. Yairo Munoz had four hits in a losing effort for St. Lous, who is 2.5 games behind Milwaukee for the NL Central Division lead.

St. Louis skipper Mike Matheny will turn to right-hander Michael Wacha (5-1 3.08 ERA) in the series finale. The Cardinals have won seven of Wacha’s nine starts this season and he owns a 1.31 WHIP.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Royals are 7-3 in Junis' last 10 starts.
Cardinals are 7-1 in Wachas last 8 starts.
Under is 4-1-1 in Junis' last 6 starts overall.
Under is 8-3-2 in Cardinals last 13 home games.
Royals are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.

Free MLB Pick: UNDER 7.5

St. Louis SS Paul DeJong (hand) underwent successful surgery on Friday and is expected until late June. Through 48 games, Kansas City ranks 9th in batting average and 25th in runs scored. For the season, St. Louis ranks 20th in batting average and 15th in runs scored. Take the under on Wednesday. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win low scoring game 3-2.


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