Pick #1 – St. Louis Cardinals At Kansas City Royals
When it comes to finding two teams on a power surge we have to look no further then the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. Both are at the top of their hitting games lately and each needs wins to start getting back which is a recipe for runs. Even though the Cardinals only sport a 4-6 record over their last 10 stand offs while the Royals also showcase a mediocre 5-5 baseball win/loss stat sheet over their last 10 make no mistake about it these two are heating up in the scoreboard category. The game were focusing on tonight to try and make our winning pick is the St. Louis Cardinals (39-35) at the Kansas City Royals (39-35-27) both have identical records in conjunction with the bats trending upwards. There are a lot of positive indicators that point towards the over in this one so without further ado lets get into some of the more crucial betting tells. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games and the total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home. Not only is KC putting up runs lately but we get them at home tonight which favors our side even more. Even better the Cardinals seem to be able to put 5 runs+ consistently and there 42-30-2 over/under season total record is every indicator of that. These two teams have not played each other this year so the bats get looks at pitching that has less understanding of hitting strengths and weaknesses. These teams as mentioned are scoring runs in droves lately and the public attentions seems to agree as the MLB over/under choice for this interleague battle is a massive 71% on the OVER. The Cardinals post an incredible 5.30 runs on average this season while the Royals put up 4.07 runs for the year so we should have no problem reaching are OVER pick. The weather at Kauffman Stadium is 97°F, Mostly Sunny , Humidity is 59% and Wind is N 0 mph so just perfect baseball conditions for the ball to jump off the bats. The total over/under spread for this MLB game opened at 8.5 and has fallen a half point so lets hope the smart money has pushed a better spread for us in this spot. A nice final point to this pick is the fact that starting pitchers D. Duffy (L) and A. Wainwright (R) combine for a 10.63 ERA this year so the numbers are really falling in our favor here. The computer predicted total score for this match up is 8.8 so lets trust our read here and run with OVER 8 and hope to pick up some nice value here.
St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals - Monday, June 27, 2016 8:15 PM
967 St. Louis Cardinals +1½ -185 +117
968 Kansas City Royals -1½ +160 -127
967 St. Louis Cardinals Over 8 +100
968 Kansas City Royals Under 8 -120
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 8 (2 Units)
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