Cardinals vs. Royals Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals 8/10/18, Prediction & Odds

After snappng a six-game losing streak a couple days ago, the Kansas City Royals remain at home today as they begin a three-game series versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Can Kansas City pull off another win as an underdog or will St. Louis be the right play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

979 St. Louis Cardinals at 980 Kansas City Royals

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kauffman Stadium at 8:15PM ET

TV: FSKC (KC)

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Public Betting Information 

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -155 favorite on the moneyline. The Royals are a +145 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Friday morning, 64 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Cards win last two at Marlins

St. Louis posted a 7-1 victory Wednesday at Miami to take two out of three in the series. Matt Carpenter went 1-for-4 with his 31st home run of the season, a solo shot. He walked once and scored two runs. Yadier Molina was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Jose Martinez finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Marcell Ozuna ended the game 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Paul DeJong was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Kolten Wong finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. John Gant gave up one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts and one walk in six innings. 

Royals blast past Cubs

Kansas City snapped a six-game losing skid Wednesday at home with a 9-0 win over the Cubs. Heath Fillmyer threw seven shutout innings to post the victory, giving up three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Hunter Dozier helped pace the offense by going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Jorge Bonifacio finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI. Brett Phillips went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Adalberto Mondesi was 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.

Austin Gomber (1-0, 4.10 ERA) will start tonight for St. Louis, while Kansas City will turn to Burch Smith (1-3, 6.41).

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis 

The Cardinals are 2-6 in their last eight Friday games. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 St. Louis interleague games.

Kansas City

The under is 14-2 in the last 16 Royals interleague games. Kansas City is 1-7 in its last eight interleague home games.

Prediction: 

Gomber is hittable and the Royals are coming off a successful offensive showing against a lefty starter far more accomplished in Jose Quintana. Meanwhile, Burch Smith hasn't had much success at all at the MLB level and the bullpen arms behind him probably are going to give up a couple runs as well. This seems like a good spot to take the over. 

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CARDINALS/ROYALS OVER 9

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