KANSAS CITY vs. ST LOUIS 5/22/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The KANSAS CITY and the ST LOUIS will both be gunning for a victory on 5/22/2019 at 1:15 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

KANSAS CITY vs ST LOUIS
GAME: Kansas City Royals (16-31) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-23)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 22 – 7:45 PM EST
WHERE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

ROT TEAM PS OU RL
975 KANSAS CITY 9 (-190)
(-165)
9 (-110) 155
-165
976 ST LOUIS

TV: 7:45 p.m. ET, FS Kansas City, FS Midwest
LINE: -165
PREDICTION: Cardinals 6, Royals 5

Oddsmakers currently have the ST LOUIS listed as -165 point favorites versus the KANSAS CITY, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Baseball fans in Missouri will be treated with a double dip between their favorite teams when the Kansas City Royals visit St. Louis for a day-night twinbill with the Cardinals on Wednesday. The threat of severe weather forced the postponement of Tuesday’s scheduled opener and prompted a slight shuffle of the series’ pitching matchup, with Brad Keller of the Royals facing Michael Wacha in the matinee before Homer Bailey and Adam Wainwright meet in the nightcap.

St. Louis is in a four-team battle for National League Central supremacy and fell into fourth place while dropping 13 of their last 17 contests, including two of three in an interleague series at Texas over the weekend. The team’s lack of recent success hasn’t slowed the bat of shortstop Paul DeJong, who drove in three runs in Sunday’s 5-4 loss and went 5-for-12 with a homer and seven RBIs against the Rangers. The Royals totaled seven runs during a four-game slide before breaking out with a 5-1 victory at the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, but are 1-11 in May when scoring four or fewer runs. Kansas City has lost each of its seven road series.

Tony’s Pick TEAM
ST LOUIS -165

PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Homer Bailey (4-4, 5.36 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (3-4, 4.75)

Bailey is trying to find some consistency in his first season with Kansas City and followed up a pair of wins with a loss against Texas on Thursday in which he was reached for six runs – five earned – on eight hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. The veteran Texan issued 20 walks in 45 1/3 innings over his nine starts. Bailey spent the first 12 seasons of his career in the NL Central with Cincinnati and is 6-15 with a 5.56 ERA in 27 career starts against St. Louis, including two losses last season.

Wainwright followed up a solid game two turns ago with a rocky outing at Atlanta on Thursday, giving up five runs in four innings with a season-high five walks. He limited Pittsburgh to a run in seven frames in his previous start, lowering his ERA at home to 2.45. Chris Owings is 4-for-8 with three doubles against Wainwright, who is 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA in 11 games (eight starts) in his career versus Kansas City.

WALK-OFFS

1. Kansas City optioned RHP Heath Fillmyer to Triple-A Omaha while St. Louis released RHP Luke Gregerson.

2. Royals LHP Jake Diekman owns 15 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings over his last seven appearances.

3. St. Louis took four of the six meetings last season and eight of 10 over the last two campaigns.

PREDICTION: Cardinals 6, Royals 5

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