Baseball betting on both teams has been in the red although the Royals have slightly improved their MLB betting performance as of late while the Cardinals have struggled.
The Kansas City Royals got off to a great start to the baseball betting season and were at or near the top of the American League central division for the first few weeks of the campaign before their weak hitting lineup finally cost them and they went into a MLB betting slump that dropped them below .500 and into 4th place.
From June 6-14 the Royals looked like they might get back on track against the MLB odds as they got the cash in 5 out of 8 games. Kansas City ranked only 26th overall in baseball betting for run production with 4.13 runs per game.
Their pitching staff is their baseball betting strength as it ranked 8th in the major leagues with a 4.12 earned run average. The Royals have played winning baseball at home with a mark of 18-15. Their lineup is led by Alberto Jose Callaspo who was hitting .318 while Mike Jacobs led in home runs with 10.
The St. Louis Cardinals were one of the surprise teams at the start of the baseball betting season as they jumped way out in front of the National League central division. From May 31 through June 14, however, the Redbirds hit the baseball betting skids with a mark of 5-10 to fall into 2nd place behind the Milwaukee Brewers.
Any baseball betting discussion about St. Louis begins with Albert Pujols who was hitting .324 with 22 home runs. Despite Pujols the Cardinals ranked only 19th in run production but were a strong 6th overall in baseball betting with a staff earned run average of 3.91.
Right hander Adam Wainwright of St. Louis and right hander Gil Meche of Kansas City are the probable starters. Wainwright is 6-4 with a 3.49 earned run average while Meche is 3-5 with a 3.70 earned run average.
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