Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals 4/12/22 MLB Picks and Predictions

Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals 4/12/22 MLB Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (2-1) vs Kansas City Royals (2-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Dakota Hudson (0-0) (0.00) vs Daniel Lynch (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -190 / Kansas City Royals +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals face the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at Busch Stadium for game one of a two-game series. 

The Kansas City Royals are coming off a 10-7 loss to the Cleveland Guardians in their last game on Monday, April 11th. The Royals split the four-game series it had with Cleveland to start the season and will now be playing its fifth game of the season. In Kansas City's two losses, the pitching staff really struggled. The Guardians beat KC 17-3 and 10-7 in back-to-back games, and this has to be a concern for Kansas City going forward. 

The St. Louis Cardinals had the fourth and final game of their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates postponed due to weather on Monday. The Cards beat the Buckos pretty handily in the first two games of the season with 9-0 and 6-2 victories, but Pittsburgh got the better of St. Louis in the third game with a stunning 9-4 win. The Cardinals are now 2-1 on the season and will play in their second straight home series to start the 2022 campaign. 

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The Kansas City Royals are set to bring left-hander Daniel Lynch to the mound. Lynch struggled in 2021 with the Royals as he owned a 4-6 record with a 5.69 ERA last season. Lynch also had a lot of issues with keeping runners off base, as he allowed 17 hits in 12.1 innings in spring training and had a 1.63 WHIP in 2021 overall. 

The St. Louis Cardinals are projected to send the starter that was set to pitch on Monday, Dakota Hudson, to the hill to face the Royals. Hudson was injured for most of 2021 and did not see the field for more than 8.2 innings. Hudson also struggled in spring training this year, as he owned a 7.20 ERA in his limited work in the spring. 

This is a tough game betting wise in my opinion, as I do not know where the true value lies in regards to taking a side. I will lean towards the over here, as I am not in love with either starter in this matchup and think both teams will have plenty of baserunners throughout the game.

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