Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals - 4/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals - 4/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (3-1) vs Kansas City Royals (2-3)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Adam Wainwright (1-0) (0.00) vs Zack Greinke (0-0) (1.59)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -143 / Kansas City Royals +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will play the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The St. Louis Cardinals won game 1 of the series on Tuesday, by a score of 6-5. St. Louis scored 3 runs in the first, but the Royals answered with 3 of their own in the second. St. Louis responded with 3 more runs in the fourth and was able to hang on for the win. Albert Pujols led the Cardinals by going 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI in the win. The Cardinals out hit the Royals by a total of 6-5.

The St. Cardinals are 3-1 this season after winning their opening series 2-1 against the Pirates. The Cardinals pitching staff has a 3.67 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average. The St. Louis offense has scored 19 runs with a .263 batting average and a .351 on base percentage this season. Nolan Arenado has led the Cardinals with a .438 batting average, 3 home runs, and 9 RBI. The projected starter for St. Louis is Adam Wainwright, who is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 0.83 WHIP on the year.

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The Kansas City Royals are 2-3 this season after splitting their opening series 2-2 with the Guardians. The Royals pitching staff has a 6.81 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and .309 opponent batting average. The Kansas City offense has scored 14 runs with a .209 batting average and a .282 on base percentage. Andrew Benintendi has led the Royals offense with a .412 batting average and 4 RBI. The projected starter for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 1.06 WHIP this season.

Kansas City is 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games and 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Kansas City’s last 5 Wednesday games. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games and 37-18 in their last 55 games. The over is 5-2 in St. Louis’ last 7 Wednesday games. The over is 5-2-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in St. Louis.

This should be a very good matchup between two pitchers that have had very good careers. Both pitchers on the home stretch of their playing days but started out the season strong in their first games. I like the under in this game as I think this will be a pitchers duel.

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