St. Louis Vs Kansas MLB Betting Odds
It has become more than a little clichéd to say that it’s tough to repeat as champion in professional sports, but since that has proven to be the case time and again, it’s why it keeps being repeated. In baseball, making it through a 162-game season without having to deal with any adversity is impossible, but the toughest run is almost always at the division level. The Kansas City Royals are the world champions, as well as being the perceived cream of the crop in the AL Central. They set the bar that the other teams in the division have to get over, and it appears as though the Cleveland Indians may have made all the right moves in doing that. The Royals find themselves 5 games back of the Indians right now, and they are getting this week off to a tough start with a 4-game interleague series versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The second game of that series goes on Tuesday night in KC before switching to St. Louis for 2 more. The MLB betting odds should have these two close, and for very good reason.
St. Louis Cardinals Vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Odds
When: Tuesday, June 28 at 8:15 PM EST
Where: Kauffman Stadium, KC
Starting Pitchers: Michael Wacha Vs Yordano Ventura
TV: FOX Sports Kansas City
Radio: KMOX and KCSP
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals (39-35) have the exact same record as the Royals, and they are also in a similar situation in their division race. Thy find themselves 9 games back of the division leading Cubs, who are arguably the best team in all of baseball. St. Louis are a couple of games above .500 for the month of June, but have been brilliant on the road overall, going 24-14 to this point in the season. They are coming off a huge 11-6 win over the Mariners, where they hit 6 HR’s in a winning cause. Don’t let their standing fool you, this is a dangerous team. Michael Wacha (3-7, 4.41 ERA) will start for the Cards.
Why bet on the Kansas City Royals
The month of June has proven to be something of a rollercoaster ride for the world champion Royals (39-35), as they have been incredibly streaky and inconsistent. They had an impressive 8-1 run in the middle of the month, but that was also bookended by 8-game and 4-game losing streaks. They broke out of the most current losing run with a win over the Houston Astros on Sunday, and they will be hoping that they will be able to build on that to start another winning streak. It’s certainly something they need if they want to keep pace with an Indians team who just aren’t losing, and who have now opened up a 5-game lead at the top of the division. Yordano Ventura (6-4, 4.54 ERA) will start for the Royals.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I would take a serious look at the betting odds for the OVER in this one, as I think we are going to see some runs scored. The Cardinals are proving to be a very good road team this year, and I think that propels them to the win.
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