MLB Total Betting Tips: Royals vs Cardinals 07/09

MLB Total Betting Tips: Royals vs Cardinals 07/09

MLB Total Betting Tips: Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals 07/09

Game Summary

The Kansas City Royals will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 9 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Both teams come into this game with a lot on the line, as they seek to improve their standings and gain momentum in the second half of the season. The Royals have had a mixed season with a 48-42 record, showing strong performances at home but struggling on the road. On the other hand, the Cardinals have been slightly more consistent, boasting a 49-43 record and a solid home record of 31-18. This game promises to be a competitive matchup between two teams with a lot of potential and some key players to watch.

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over 8.0 -104
Under 8.0 -118
Kansas City Royals Moneyline -104
St. Louis Cardinals Moneyline -118

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Andre Pallante (KC) 4-3 4.00 36
Michael Wacha (STL) 5-6 3.74 75

Team Previews

Kansas City Royals

Hitting: The Royals have had a mixed performance at the plate, ranking 16th in hits with 733 and 22nd in runs with 363. Their team batting average is .243, placing them in the middle of the pack.

Relief Pitching: The Royals' bullpen has been effective, leading the league with 34 saves. Their collective ERA stands at 3.95, ranking them 15th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Royals have committed 46 errors, which ties them for 17th in the league. They need to tighten up their fielding to support their pitchers better.

Starting Pitchers: Andre Pallante, their probable starter for this game, has a record of 4-3 with a 4.00 ERA. He has shown flashes of brilliance but has also struggled with consistency.

St. Louis Cardinals

Hitting: The Cardinals have been more productive at the plate, ranking 13th in hits with 750 and 12th in runs with 418. Their team batting average is .246, indicating a slightly better performance than the Royals.

Relief Pitching: The Cardinals' bullpen has been solid, with 22 saves and a team ERA of 3.79, ranking them 10th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Cardinals have committed 45 errors, placing them 20th in the league. They will need to improve their fielding to support their pitching staff.

Starting Pitchers: Michael Wacha, their probable starter, has a record of 5-6 with a 3.74 ERA. Wacha has been a steady presence on the mound and will look to continue his strong form.

Team Injuries

Kansas City Royals

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Dan Altavilla RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Josh Taylor RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 25

St. Louis Cardinals

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Riley O'Brien RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games against St. Louis.
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games.
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Recent Games

Kansas City Royals

Opponent Score W/L
@ Colorado W10-1 W
@ Colorado L3-1 L
@ Colorado L4-2 L
vs Tampa Bay L10-8 L
vs Tampa Bay W4-2 W

St. Louis Cardinals

Opponent Score W/L
@ Washington W6-0 W
@ Washington W8-3 W
@ Washington L14-6 L
@ Washington W7-6 W
@ Pittsburgh W3-2 W

Team Rankings

Category Kansas City Royals St. Louis Cardinals
Hitting 16th 13th
Starting Pitching 15th 10th
Relief Pitching 1st 16th
Fielding 17th 20th

Significant Betting Stats

  • Kansas City is 5-2 in their last 7 games against St. Louis.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games against St. Louis.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games.
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games against an opponent in the AL Central Division.

Weather

Sunny with a high of 91°F

Prediction

Pick: Over 8.0 runs

Both teams have shown tendencies to go over the total in their recent games. The Royals and Cardinals have potent offenses that can put up runs in bunches, and with the warm weather, the ball is likely to carry well. Additionally, both starting pitchers have ERAs around 4.00, suggesting that runs could be plentiful. Given the trends and the conditions, the over is a logical choice.

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