The Red Hot Royals and Cardinals Battle Tonight in St. Louis
The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Chris Young in this game. Young has a 8-5 record and a 3.03 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Cardinals will be John Lackey. The right hander has a 2.90 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -144 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Pirates on July 22. Bettors who backed the Royals at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 57-36
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
Kansas City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games on the road
Team record: 60-34
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 12 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games at home
Kansas City home to Houston Friday, July 24
St. Louis home to Atlanta Friday, July 24
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