Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Parlay 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Adam Wainwright
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (24-23, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Kansas City Royals (16-31, 5th in AL Central) on Wednesday. The Cardinals open this matchup at -190 while the Royals are coming in at +178. The total is set at 9.
The Royals have been strong for Las Vegas, having gone 16-31-0 SU. The Cardinals cover 51.1% of the time, going 24-23-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been dicey for Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 14-13-0 SU. Kansas City has went 13-28-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 31.7% of the time.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 24-20-3.
Kansas City covers 27.3% of the time away from home, having gone 6-16-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 60.9% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 14-9-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball bettors, 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 Brad Keller has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. 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 27th 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 16th 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 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 52 hits this season in 186 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 110. Whit Merrifield is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 193 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .508. 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 4.75, Adam Wainwright has a 3-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 47.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. 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 6th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .354. He has 46 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 116. Paul DeJong is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 57 hits in 178 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .562. 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 -190
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