Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Parlay 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Michael Wacha
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (24-23, 4th in NL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (16-31, 5th in AL Central) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Royals priced at +165 and the Cardinals are at -175. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Royals have been bad for baseball bettors, having gone 16-31-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 51.1% of the time, going 24-23-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been hot and cold for Las Vegas as the favorite, going 14-13-0 SU. Kansas City covers 31.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-28-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a good Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 24-20-3.
Kansas City covers 27.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 6-16-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 60.9% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 14-9-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a good Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 23-21-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 16-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 428 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 181 batters and struck out 366. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 56 hits this season in 193 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 128. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Royals have 386 hits, including 81 doubles and 48 home runs. Kansas City has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 317 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 209 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 24-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.93, Michael Wacha has a 3-1 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 371 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 168 hitters and struck out 409 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 4th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .408. He has 57 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 178 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 161. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 46 hits in 181 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Cardinals as a unit have 410 base hits, including 81 doubles and 58 homers. St. Louis has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 384 occasions. They have had 344 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 237 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals -175
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