Cardinals vs. Royals Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals 8/12/18, Prediction & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals won their fourth straight game yesterday and are again big favorites today as the series at the Kansas City Royals concludes. Will St. Louis post another victory to come away with a road sweep?

Game Snapshot

979 St. Louis Cardinals at 980 Kansas City Royals

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kauffman Stadium at 2:15PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -155 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +145 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 67 perent of public bets are coming in on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Martinez, Bader homer in win

Yadier Molina helped lead the Cards to an 8-3 win at the Royals yesterday as he finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Jose Martinez ended the game 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Marcell Ozuna was 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Harrison Bader finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Jack Flaherty picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and three walks over seven innings.

Escobar hits fourth home run

Light-hitting KC shortstop Alcides Escobar finished a perfect 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs in Saturday's defeat. Alex Gordon walked twice in four at-bats. Ryan O'Hearn ended the contest 1-for-4 with a run. Danny Duffy suffered the loss as he gave up six earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 5 1/3 innings.

Luke Weaver (6-10, 4.66 ERA) starts today for St. Louis, while Kansas City counters with Jakob Junis (6-11, 4.98).

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The over is 7-2 in Weaver's last nine road starts. The Cardinals are 7-2 in the last nine meetings. 

Kansas City

The Royals are 1-9 in their last 10 Sunday games. The under is 16-5 in Kansas City's last 21 interleague games.


Weaver has had a disappointing season, but has showed signs at times of righting the ship. If there is any team in the American League that can help him improve his season, it's the Royals. They had few answers for Flaherty yesterday and it might be more of the same today. Go with the Cardinals on the road as they should also touch up the strugggling Junis.



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