Cardinals vs. Royals - 7/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (56-36) at St. Louis Cardinals (59-34)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
C Young (8-5) (3.03) vs. J Lackey (8-5) (2.90)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -142 / Kansas City Royals +132 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, FSN-MW
The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals play Thursday night in a made up game.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 104 hits and 49 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Alcides Escobar have combined for 99 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last six road games. Chris Young gets the ball, and h’s 8-5 with a 3.03 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Young is 1-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 107 hits and 48 RBI while Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong have combined for 76 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won four of their last five home games. John Lackey takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 3-5 with a 3.67 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League Central and 4-0 in Youngs last 4 road starts. The Cardinals are 48-15 in their last 63 home games and 5-2 in Lackeys last 7 starts. The under is 8-1-3 in the last 12 meetings.
With the way the Royals are playing, it's hard to ignore heavy plus money. I don't care who they're playing or who the pitcher is, the Royals have a shot to beat anybody right now. I'll take KC to steal a quick game on the road.