Cardinals vs. Royals MLB Prediction
The Cardinals will look for a three-game sweep of the Royals on Sunday when the two teams wrap up their series at 2:10 p.m. ET from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With J.A. Happ set to oppose Kris Bubic in the pitching matchup, is St. Louis a smart bet?
929 St. Louis Cardinals (-125) at 930 Kansas City Royals (+105); o/u 10.5
2:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 15, 2021
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes
Nolan Arenado crushed a two-run homer and drove in four runs on Saturday night, helping to power the Cardinals to a 9-4 victory over the Royals in Kansas City. Arenado smacked his 372-foot shot off of Josh Staumont in the seventh inning, extending the Cardinals lead to 6-1. He then put the icing on the cake with a two-run double off of Greg Holland in the ninth to make it 9-1 game. He finished the night 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now hitting .264/.324/.509 with 24 long balls and 73 RBI in his first season away from Coors Field.
Kansas City Royals DFS Notes
Michael Taylor went 3-for-4 and drove in a run in Saturday night's loss to the Cardinals. Taylor drove in Andrew Benintendi with a run-scoring single off of Jon Lester in the fourth inning, giving the Royals a 1-0 lead. All three of Taylor's hits in the contest were singles. With the three-hit attack, he's now slashing .246/.303/.364 with 10 homers, 41 RBI and 10 stolen bases on the season.
Cardinals vs. Royals MLB Betting Prediction
The Cardinals have won five straight games, are 5-0 in their last five games on the road and are 35-16 in their last 51 games as a favorite. The Royals, meanwhile, are just 1-4 in their last five games overall, are 1-4 in their last five home games and are 1-4 in their last five interleague home games versus a left-handed starter. The Cardinals have also dominated this series of late, going 37-14 in their last 51 games at Kauffman Stadium and 4-1 in their lats five games versus the Royals.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -125