St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (11-18) at St. Louis Cardinals (10-8)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Matt Harvey (0-1) (9.00) vs. Adam Wainwright (2-0) (2.00)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -190 / Kansas City Royals +175 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. 

The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 34 hits and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez and Jorge Soler have combined for 54 hits and 31 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Harvey is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 21 hits and eight RBI while Tommy Edman and Kolten Wong have combined for 28 hits and 10 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 5-2 with a 3.84 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 105-219 in their last 324 games as an underdog, 48-101 in their last 149 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Cardinals are 23-9 in their last 32 games as a home favorite, 36-17 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 3-9 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series. The under is 22-8-1 in Royals last 31 overall. The under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The Royals are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.

Matt Harvey has allowed three runs and four hits in four innings this season while Adam Wainwright has allowed three earned runs and eight hits in his last 12 innings. Harvey has been fade material for the last three or four years now, and his first performance this season doesn't change that. Wainwright has been solid up to this point and the Cardinals offense has picked up. I have to back the Cards in this spot, and I'll take the RL to shave down an expensive ML price. 

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -1.5

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