Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 13 (4/13): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 13 (4/13): MLB

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Time 1:15 p.m. EST
Royals money line +127
Royals run line +1.5 (-150)
Cardinals money line -152
Cardinals run line -1.5 (+130)
Over / under 8


Key stats

  Kansas City Royals St Louis Cardinals
Record 2-3 3-1
Road / home record 0-1 3-1
Last 10 record 2-3 3-1
Streak L3 W1
Over / under record 3-2 3-0-1
Runs / game 3.50 6.33
Runs allowed / game 7.00 3.67



The Kansas City Royals and the St Louis Cardinals will play the second game of the shor series at the Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Cardinals will try to avoid to split the series after winning the first game 6-5 on Tuesday.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get to this game with a 2-3 record and are averaging 3.5 runs while allowing 7 runs per game currently the most in the league. Andrew Benitendi leads the team with a .412 avg, 1 home run and 4 RBI. Salvador Perez is the leader in home runs with 2.

Brad Keller had a great start of the season recording a 0.00 ERA and striking out 5 in 6 innings pitched.

Probable Pitcher: 

Zack Greinke (0-0, 1.59 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the short series for the Royals. Greinke allowed one run on five hits across 5.2 innings but did not factor into the decision Thursday against the Guardians. He walked one and struck out one. He doesn't have good numbers against the Cards, in his last 3 starting against them he allowed 12 runs in 17 innings with 1 win and 2 losses.

St Louis Cardinals

Pujols homered for the first time since returning to St. Louis and Andrew Knizner launched a three-run shot as the Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals are now 3-1 so far this season and are averaging 6 runs per game while allowing 3.67.

Dakota Hudson pitched 4 innings in his first start with the Cardinals an allowed 3 runs and 4 hits, striking out 4.

Probable Pitcher:

Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cardinals in the 1st game of the 4-game series. Wainwright allowed zero runs on five hits across 6.0 innings and earned the win Thursday against the Pirates. He struck out six and didn't record a walk. He had 1 start against the Royals last season and allowed only 2 runs in 7 innings pitched striking out 6 to get the win.


Kansas City are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against St. Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road.

St. Louis are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home.

St. Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City.


The Cardinals offense is doing great so far as they have scored 25 runs total in their first 4 games of the season. The Royals scored 5 runs in the last game but they'll be facing Adam Wainwright who dominated them last season during 7 innings. I'm feeling this will be some of those 9 innings games for Wainwright. Take the Cardinals to win.

PICK: Cardinals ML  (-152)

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