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St. Louis vs. Kansas City,
08/13/2019 20:15 EDT,
Score: 2 - 0
Money Line: -210 St. Louis
6* St. Louis (8:15 ET): The Cardinals took advantage of a weak opponent over the weekend, sweeping the Pirates at Busch Stadium. Now they get another in the renewal of the I-70 series w/ Kansas City. Earlier in the year (back in May), these teams split a pair of games (doubleheader) in St. Louis. But there's no disputing who the better team is here as the Cards have won five straight times here. Something I haven't seen discussed at all is how the National League is on the verge of snapping a 14-year losing streak to the American League in Interleague Play. They are currently 158-142 in IL play in '19. St. Louis has always been one of the better teams in IL play as they have the highest all-time win percentage among NL teams. They win big Tuesday.
Heading into tonight, the Cardinals are two games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. But the Cubs are in the midst of a 10-game road trip right now and we know how inferior they are away from Wrigley. So the Cardinals need to continue to take advantage of these weak teams on the schedule. Truthfully, the Redbirds aren't exactly a powerhouse away from home either. But they are a perfect 4-0 the L3 seasons when priced at -175 or higher on the road. The Royals are just 22-35 at home this season.
We also have a massive starting pitching mismatch on our hands for this game. The Cardinals go w/ Jack Flaherty, who has been "lights out" of late w/ a 0.94 ERA his L6 starts. He's allowed just four runs in 38 1/3 IP. Despite this, Flaherty is only 1-1 during this stretch w/ a 3-3 TSR. So he's due for a win. Can't say the same for Kansas City's Glenn Sparkman though. He's been downright brutal over his L3 starts, posting a 10.56 ERA and 1.956 WHIP. Last time out, he allowed more runs in 4 2/3 innings than Flaherty has allowed in those last 38+ IP. The Cardinals also get Yadier Molina back in the lineup tonight. 6* St. Louis