Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 7/10/24

St. Louis Cardinals (47-42) vs Kansas City Royals (49-43)

Game Info: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Game 1: Andre Pallante (4-3) (4.00) vs Alec Marsh (6-6) (4.57) --- Game 2: Michael Wacha (5-6) (3.74) vs Sonny Gray (9-5) (3.30)

Game 1 Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -128 / Kansas City Royals +109 --- Over/Under: --- Game 2 Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -161 / Kansas City Royals +135 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB doubleheader action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the first and second installments in a quick two-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Cardinals

A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Cardinals game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

In their weekend series the Royals took on the Colorado Rockies. Kansas City lost 4-2 and 3-1 in the first two games of that set, but then won 10-1 in the finale to stave off the sweep. On Tuesday versus the Cards, the opener for the abbreviated series was rained out.

In the starter slot for the Royals in game one on Wednesday it’ll be Alec Marsh. This year Marsh is 6-6 with a 4.57 ERA in 16 starts. For game two it’ll be Michael Wacha, who is 5-6 with a 3.74 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they played four games versus the Washington Nationals over the weekend. St. Louis lost 14-6 Saturday but otherwise won 7-6, 8-3 and 6-0 in the other trio.

Andre Pallante will take the mound for game one. He’s 4-3 with a 4.00 ERA so far. It’ll be Sonny Gray as starter for Wednesday’s game two. So far Gray is 9-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 16 starts.

Royals vs Cardinals Pick Injury Notes

Cardinals SS Tommy Edman (wrist) was on track to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Nine of the Cardinals' last 10 night games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Six of the Royals' last seven games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last three games at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has scored at least one run in each of the Cardinals' last four games.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cardinals' last five games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last six home games against AL opponents.
  • Alec Burleson has hit a home run in each of the Cardinals' last two home games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last five road games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four night games.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Salvador Perez has hit at least one home run in three of his last four appearances at Busch Stadium against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Royals' last six road games against NL Central opponents.
  • Adam Frazier has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his last 12 appearances against the Cardinals.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 23rd in the league for RBI's this season (346).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T22nd in the league for strikeouts this season (740).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (82).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 27th in the league for walks this season (251).

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

For game one I’ll go with the Cardinals. Pallante has fared pretty well over his last pair with just one earned in 12.1 innings total. As for Marsh, he’s coming off a rough start himself with five earned on six hits and three walks in 3.0 innings during a loss to the Rays.

I’ll go with the Royals in game two but I could go either way. Wacha is rolling pretty well these days with three earned over his last three starts in 16.1 combined innings. Gray needs a good start here. Over his last two outings he’s 0-1 with eight earned in 9.1 innings.

Andrew’s Pick Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals -128 --- Game 2: Kansas City Royals +135

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