Cardinals vs. Royals MLB Prediction

Cardinals vs. Royals, 8/13/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

Interleague rivals the Cardinals and Royals will meet at 8:10 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night when Jack Flaherty makes his return from the injured list to oppose Mike Minor. Will Flaherty lead the Cards to a victory in the series opener?

Game Snapshot

927 St. Louis Cardinals (-140) at 928 Kansas City Royals (+120); o/u 8.5

7:05 p.m. ET, Friday, August 13, 2021

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO

St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes

Dylan Carlson will undergo an MRI on his right wrist. Carlson was removed Thursday from the game against the Pirates with discomfort in the right wrist. He picked up the injury on Tuesday, but reportedly felt well enough -- with approval from the team -- to play through it. His status should be updated shortly after the results of the imaging are available.

Kansas City Royals DFS Notes

Whit Merrifield went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base Wednesday versus the Yankees. Merrifield tied Carlos Beltran's Royals record for most consecutive steals without being caught (33) when he swiped a bag following a single in the first inning. He tried to break the record with another attempted steal in the seventh and was initially safe, but Merrifield was out after he slid off the bag. His 33 thefts lead baseball.

Cardinals vs. Royals MLB Betting Prediction

The Cardinals are 16-7 in their last 23 games versus the Royals and are 37-15 in their last 52 games at Kauffman Stadium. They’re also 5-1 in their last six games overall, are 4-1 in their last five games when playing a series opener and are 4-0 in their last four road games when playing an opponent with a losing record. On the other side, the Royals are 17-37 in their last 54 games following a loss, are 0-4 in their last four games when playing a series opener and are 19-43 in their last 62 games versus a right-handed starter.



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