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Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line
Kansas City Royals +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -150 O/U: 10
TV Channel
FSMW, FSKC
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals will match up to finish their quick two-game MLB set Wednesday.

In the Tuesday opener, the Cardinals scored a pair in the first three innings and hung on for a 2-0 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Cardinals will be sending out Dakota Hudson for the start. Over his 121.1 innings and 10-6 mark so far, Hudson has a 4.01 ERA with 93 Ks and 57 BBs.

On Tuesday St. Louis put up five hits. Kolten Wong was the only Cardinal with multiple knocks on a 2-for-3 line.

Over on the Royals’ side, they’re going with Brad Keller to start Wednesday. This year across 152.0 innings and a 7-12 record, Keller has a 4.09 ERA with 112 Ks and 62 BBs.

KC could only muster four hits during their loss Tuesday. Merrifield, Lopez, Dozier and Soler each had a knock and the team drew just two walks.

The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series and 12-3 in Hudson’s last 15 starts. St. Louis is 7-2 in Hudson’s last nine road starts and 12-3 in his last 15 starts on grass.

Meanwhile, the Royals are 7-19 in their last 26 in game two of a series and 6-14 in Kellers’ last 20 starts. KC is 5-13 in Keller’s last 18 starts on grass and 2-5 in his last seven with four days’ rest.

Hudson is 0-2 in his last three starts, which follows a four-game win streak. In that trio he’s put up 10 earned in a total of 11.2 innings of work on 19 hits.

As for Keller, he’s been really choppy over his last three (all losses), with a total of 11 earned in 20.0 innings on 23 hits.

I’m not too thrilled about either starter here, but all things considered the Cardinals probably still have the advantage. Staying away, though.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -150

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