Baseball Betting Odds: Royals vs. Cardinals Preview

May 7th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

Baseball betting odds fans are going to get their money’s worth in this May 22nd interleague competition. The AL Central leading Kansas City Royals will travel to St. Luis to take on the NL Central leading Cards in the baseball odds. In this ‘Central’ battle the fans of the MLB betting odds will get to see the best interleague match up in the young 2009 season so far.Baseball betting odds will have it all in this game. The Cards will rely on the power and precision of Albert Pujols, their best player right now. And if the pitching schedule works itself out so that the Royals ace, Zach Grienke, is on the mound for the KC, baseball betting odds fans would get to see the best hitter and best hurler in the baseball odds right now go head to head.

A quick glance at the calendar and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen, based on schedule of five-day rest between starts for Grienke. But stranger things have happened in the battle for Missouri the managers could pull out all the stops for the baseball betting odds fans.

The Royals also have other impressive starters this year against the baseball odds competition. Brian Bannister has averaged six innings per MLB betting odds start and kept his ERA to a razor thin 1.8 in the baseball betting odds competition. At the plate the Royals have been better than expected and gotten run production from all nine spots in the lineup. However the team’s biggest weakness in the MLB betting odds competition is its noticeable lack of power and that could be the difference maker in this baseball odds contest.

In contrast, the Cards have power to spare, but more importantly against a small hitting team like the Royals, they’ve got one of the best pitching staff in the NL MLB betting odds. The team’s starters all have winning records and one of the lowest staff ERA’s. The Red Birds also have a superb closer in Ryan Franklin, who is among the leaders in saves with nine.

But the Cards real weapon is Pujols who has decimated almost every pitcher he’s faced in the baseball betting odds. The reigning NL MVP leads the team in every major batting stat and is capable of winning games all by himself.

Despite the Royals excellent pitching at the top of their rotation, the Cards seem like a much more balanced team and should win this interleague MLB betting odds match up.

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