Royals vs. Cardinals Tuesday Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 5/21/2019 Predictions & Odds

The I-70 Series will be renewed on Tuesday night when the Cardinals host the Royals at 8:15 p.m. ET. After dropping seven of their last 10 games, will St. Louis handle Kansas City tonight and cash for bettors on the money line?

Game Snapshot & Odds

929 Kansas City Royals (+158) at 930 St. Louis Cardinals (-172); 9 runs

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 78% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Royals on the moneyline.

Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin

Hunter Dozier hit a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Angels. Dozier capped a three-run third inning with a two-RBI double against Angels starter Tyler Skaggs, his ninth double of the year. He's now got 28 RBI to go with nine homers and 22 runs scored. Dozier's gone a little cold recently, going 7-for-38 in his last 10 games, but his early surge still has his line at a respectable .303/.398/.574 overall.

St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin

Paul DeJong had a double and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rangers. DeJong delivered a big hit in the first inning when he smacked a two-run double off Rangers starter Drew Smyly. It was his only hit on the afternoon, but he came through again in the 10th inning with a sacrifice fly that gave the Cardinals a fleeting lead. The shortstop has been one of the biggest pleasant surprises to date, batting .320/.408/.562 while primarily hitting between Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna in the Cards' lineup. It's a sweet gig, one that should continue to yield good counting stats, even if regresses from his terrific average and OPS.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are 11-5 in their last 16 games following an off day.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 5-18 in their last 23 games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.

Prediction:

The Royals are just 2-8 in their last 10 meetings with the Cardinals overall and have dropped four of their last five games overall. They’re also winless in their last five games following a win and are 3-14 in their last 17 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the Cardinals have won nine of Michael Wacha’s last 12 home starts and are 7-1 in his last eight outings when he starts the first game of a new series.

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -172

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