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#923 St. Louis Cardinals -200 vs.
#924 Kansas City Royals 9.5
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:15pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Kansas City Royals will be going for their third consecutive win over a National League team when they take on the rival St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their two-game interleague series on Tuesday night. The game will be played at Kauffman Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 8:15 PM. ET.

Jack Flaherty, 5-6, 3.72 ERA, will get the start for the Cardinals. The Royals will counter with Glenn Sparkman, 3-7, 5.71 ERA.

Cardinals Trying To Take NL Central Lead

The Cardinals managed to end their slump with a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. With the team now only two games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings, they will try to take the division lead with a sweep of the Royals and a couple of losses by the Cubs.

Offensively, St. Louis hasn’t played very well this season. The team’s .244 batting average is 25th in the league. Their .316 on-base percentage is 22nd, while their .407 slugging percentage is 25th in the league. The 518 runs they have scored are 25th in the league.

Kolten Wong leads the Cardinals with a .267 batting average. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 26 homers, while Marcell Ozuna leads the team with 65 RBI.

St. Louis’ pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .245 batting average against the Cardinals, which is eighth in the league. Their 4.08 ERA is also eighth, while their 51 quality starts are 10th in the league.

In his last start, Flaherty gave up four hits and zero earned runs in seven innings, but he did not get any runs support and the Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1. The team will need another solid start from him to get the win on Tuesday.

Royals Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Royals managed to split their four-game weekend series against the Detroit Tigers by winning the final two games of the series. They will be trying to build on the momentum with a win over the Cardinals, which will give them their third win in a row and fourth win in their last seven games.

Kansas City hasn’t played well offensively. The team’s .247 batting average is 20th in the league. Their .310 on-base percentage is 24th, while their .406 slugging percentage is 26th in the league. The 525 runs they have scored are 24th in the league.

Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with a .306 batting average, while Jorge Soler leads the team with 35 homers and 87 RBI.

Kansas City’s pitching is also among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .271 batting average against the Royals, which is 27th in the league. Their 5.00 ERA is 24th, while their 46 quality starts are 12th in the league.

In his last start, Sparkman gave up seven hits and four earned runs in 4.4 innings, but the game against the Boston Red Sox was suspended to be resumed on August 22nd. The team will need a significantly better performance from him to get past the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Royals have struggled at home, losing six of their last seven games and 12 of their last 14 interleague games. The Cardinals have played well on the road and have won seven of their last nine road games against teams with losing home records and seven of their last 10 games following a win.

Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Cardinals have played under the total in their last four road games and in nine of their last 11 interleague road games. The Royals have played under the total in nine of their last 11 interleague home games against teams with winning records and in 23 of their last 30 interleague games.

Prediction: Under

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Royals will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Cardinals in the first five innings of their last three games. Both teams are even offensively, averaging 2.33 runs per game. However, the Royals have done a better job defensively and are giving up 1.67 runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games while the Cardinals are giving up three runs per game.

Prediction: Kansas City Royals

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Royals and Cardinals are averaging 4.66 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will go over the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.