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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals - 5/22/19 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Kansas City Royals / St. Louis Cardinals -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSKC, FSMW
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The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 56 hits and 22 RBI while Adalberto Mondesi and Hunter Dozier have combined for 99 hits and 63 RBI. Homer Bailey gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.36 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Bailey is 6-15 with a 5.56 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won three of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 57 hits and 26 RBI while Yadier Molina and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 92 hits and 55 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.75 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 21-54 in their last 75 road games, 6-18 in their last 24 vs. National League Central and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 42-18 in Wainwright's last 60 home starts. The Royals are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis. The under is 5-2-1 in Wainwright's last 8 starts overall. The under is 6-2-2 in Royals last 10 overall.

It's always tough to predict the outcome of game two when you have no idea what happened in game one, who will play, etc. With that said, I have far more confidence that the Cardinals are going to break out of their funk before the Royals will theirs. Wainwright has also been far and away more success at home this season where he has an ERA of 2.45 and is averaging just over a strikeout per inning. The Royals don't have much upside and Bailey has pretty much been awful anywhere he's pitched this season. I'll take the St. Louis Cardinals to get board. 

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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