Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals 5-2-22

Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals 5/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals 5/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals will meet with the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB action in Busch Stadium, MO, on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 1:15 PM ET.

 

The Kansas City Royals are attempting to take the next step as a club, and certain players are expected to rebound in the 2022 season. This lineup underperformed, as they have the third-worst OPS in the league and only score 3.15 runs a game.

 

Whit Merrifield, the team’s second baseman, has to develop after a poor start in which he is 13-for-82 with four RBI, 5 walks, and 12 strikeouts while also stealing 3 bases without being captured.

 

He has a .240 batting average with 8 RBI, 13 runs earned, and five stolen bases without being caught in 31 matches versus St. Louis in his career.

 

Zack Greinke is on the mound and falters. His whiff percentage is in the 2nd percentile. He faced the Cardinals 21 times in his career and is 13-6 with a 3.58 ERA against them. Greinke uses a five-pitch mix, with 3 pitches being used at least 20% of the time. It will be beneficial for years to come if he can continue to coach the rest of the Kansas City starters.

 

  • The Kansas City Royals are 2-8 SU in their last 10 matches.
  • Kansas City is 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches against St. Louis.
  • The Royals are 2-6 SU in their last 8 matches on the road.

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Kansas City Royals vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 5/2/2022

 

After a month of matches, the St. Louis Cardinals need to start clicking, since they are a very talented club that is lingering around .500.

 

St. Louis had a middle-of-the-road offensive this season, ranking 18th in baseball with a.658 team OPS while scoring 4.1 runs per game.

 

Right fielder Dylan Carlson struggled with the Cardinals this year, going 13-for-73 with no home runs and four RBI, four walks, and 15 strikeouts while also stealing one base without being caught. He has a .282 hitting average with 12 home runs, 50 RBI, and 51 runs scored in 101 career matches at home.

 

Steven Matz was underperforming, ranking in the eighth percentile in xBA. The fact that batters are hitting the sweet spot of the bat on 49.1 percent of batted balls is a big factor in that figure.

 

Matz has four distinct pitches in his arsenal and does an excellent job of mixing them up, throwing three of them (sinker, changeup, and curveball) at least 18 percent of the time. He pitched against American League opponents 41 times and is 17-10 with a 3.91 ERA.

 

  • The total went OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of St. Louis’ last 9 matches at home.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches at home against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are the superior club, and they have better hitters up and down the lineup who should be able to hit Zack Greinke.

 

The bullpen was a huge difference between these two teams, with the Royals ranked 29th in baseball with a 4.77 reliever ERA and the Cardinals ranking seventh with a 2.92 bullpen ERA. Greinke will pitch to contact here, which might be costly for him because batters will make strong contact with him.

 

The Royals went 7-20 in their previous 27 matches against the Cardinals, so take the Cardinals to win at home and continue the Royals’ losing run. The St. Louis Cardinals will win by a predicted score of 5-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 1:15 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Busch Stadium, MO

 

Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

 

TV: BSMW

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -154

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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