Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 7/9/24 (2024)

St. Louis Cardinals (46-42) vs Kansas City Royals (48-43)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Andre Pallante (4-3) (4.00) vs Michael Wacha (5-6) (3.74)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -110 / Kansas City Royals -109 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the first installment in a quick two-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Cardinals

A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Cardinals game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

In their weekend series the Royals played the Colorado Rockies. Kansas City took losses in the first two games 4-2 and 3-1 but were able to halt the sweep with a 10-1 blowout win in the finale. In that Sunday win the Royals’ Brady Singer was great in the start with 7.0 innings and one earned run.

Michael Wacha will take the mound for the start on Tuesday. This year Wacha is 5-6 with a 3.74 ERA in 15 starts. Wacha is 93-60 with a 3.95 ERA in 264 career games (243 starts).

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they played a long series versus the Washington Nationals over the weekend. St. Louis lost 14-6 on Saturday but otherwise took wins 7-6 and 8-3 over the first trio. On Monday in the finale the Cardinals took a shutout win 6-0 on 11 team hits. Alec Burleson (three RBI) and Paul Goldschmidt (two runs) each homered.

Andre Pallante will take the mound for the start on Tuesday. This year Pallante is 4-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 16 games (seven starts). Pallante is 14-9 with a 3.83 ERA in 125 games (17 starts).

Royals vs Cardinals Pick Injury Notes

The Royals transferred RP Dan Altavilla (oblique) to the 60-day IL on Friday.

Cardinals SS Tommy Edman (wrist) is set to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Nine of the Cardinals' last 10 night games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Six of the Royals' last seven games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last five games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last three games at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in each of the Cardinals' last two games as favorites.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cardinals' last five games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances with the Cardinals as favorites.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances with the Cardinals as favorites.
  • Tommy Edman has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances with the Cardinals as favorites against the Royals.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last six games as favorites.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Wacha has recorded five or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances with the Royals as underdogs.
  • Adam Frazier has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his last 12 appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in seven of the Royals' last eight games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four night games.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Hunter Renfroe has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Salvador Perez has hit at least one home run in three of his last four appearances at Busch Stadium against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Royals' last four games as underdogs.

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’ll try the Royals in this one. I could probably go either way, though; depends on what the starters do. It should be a good matchup regardless. Wacha has just three earned runs over his last three starts in 16.1 combined innings, going 1-1 in that time. As for Pallante, he’s got just one earned in his last two starts in 12.1 combined frames.

Kansas City had a couple of flat offensive performances against the Rockies but overall they’ve been decent at consistent scoring lately. The Royals have posted four or more runs in four of their last seven games, so if they can get a handful on Tuesday KC should be in great position down the stretch.

Andrew’s Pick Kansas City Royals -109

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AUTHOR: Andrew Jett

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