Cardinals vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/3/2022

by | May 2, 2022

Entering Tuesday’s matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals (12-9), the Kansas City Royals (7-14) are on a four-game losing streak. The contest starts at 8:10 PM ET with the Cardinals listed as -125 favorites, while the are +105 underdogs who may be heading for a fifth straight defeat. St. Louis’ Dakota Hudson gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Brad Keller.

Cardinals vs. Royals Spread and Betting Line

Cardinals vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Cardinals -125 +105 7.5 +102 -122 -1.5 +140 -160

Computer Predictions for Cardinals vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+105) and Over (7.5)

Cardinals vs. Royals Game Info

  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Dakota Hudson
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Brad Keller
  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Hudson Keller
4 GS 4
2-1 W-L 0-2
2.75 ERA 2.19
19.2 IP 24.2
9 BB 5
14 SO 17

Cardinals Starter Dakota Hudson

  • Hudson makes the start for the Cardinals, his fifth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 14 strikeouts through 19 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last time out came on Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he threw six scoreless innings while giving up only one hit.
  • In four games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.75 ERA and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .169 to opposing batters.
  • Hudson is looking for his third straight quality start.
  • Hudson will look to go five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 4.3 innings per outing.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 28th in MLB with 147 total hits (on a .213 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .314 (28th in MLB) with 12 total home runs (26th in MLB).
  • Head-to-head against the Royals this season, Hudson has pitched four innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out four.

Royals Starter Brad Keller

  • The Royals’ Keller (0-2) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw seven innings against the Chicago White Sox, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 2.19, 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings and an opponent batting average of .165.
  • He has three quality starts in four chances this season.
  • In four starts, Keller has pitched through or past the fifth inning three times. He has a season average of 6.1 frames per outing.
  • The Cardinals have scored 80 runs this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB. They have 155 hits, 25th in baseball, with 17 home runs (22nd in the league).
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 26-year-old’s 2.19 ERA ranks 17th, .770 WHIP ranks sixth, and 6.2 K/9 ranks 48th.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Cardinals have won eight out of the 12 games, or 66.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • St. Louis has a record of 7-4 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -125 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 55.6% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in nine of their 21 opportunities.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 11-10-0 in 21 games with a spread this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 16 games this season and have come away with the win five times (31.2%) in those contests.
  • This year, Kansas City has won four of 14 games when listed as at least +105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 48.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Contests with Kansas City have gone over the total set by bookmakers in eight of 21 chances this season.
  • The Royals are 10-11-0 against the spread in their 21 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nolan Arenado’s six round-trippers and 15 RBI both lead the Cardinals, in addition to his team-high .333 average.
  • Arenado is sixth in home runs and 11th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .284 with a double, a triple, three home runs and 10 walks.
  • Edman is 51st in home runs and 72nd in RBI on the year.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is batting .289 with four doubles, two home runs and nine walks.
  • Harrison Bader has three doubles, a home run and seven walks while hitting .221.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nolan Arenado 20 .333 .405 .653 6 15 25
Tommy Edman 20 .284 .392 .463 3 10 19
Paul Goldschmidt 20 .289 .365 .421 2 10 22
Harrison Bader 21 .221 .312 .309 1 4 15
Tyler O’Neill 20 .181 .250 .264 1 13 13

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Andrew Benintendi paces the Royals with 10 runs batted in while accumulating a team-best batting average of .365.
  • In all of MLB, Benintendi is 155th in homers and 72nd in RBI.
  • Benintendi has collected a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .313 with two doubles, three walks and two RBI.
  • Carlos Santana has three doubles, a home run and 14 walks while batting .159.
  • Santana ranks 155th in homers and 167th in RBI among all MLB hitters this year.
  • Salvador Perez has five home runs, best in the lineup.
  • Michael A. Taylor is batting .196 with two home runs and 10 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Andrew Benintendi 21 .365 .422 .459 1 10 27
Carlos Santana 19 .159 .312 .254 1 6 10
Salvador Pérez 21 .185 .233 .420 5 9 15
Michael A. Taylor 19 .196 .313 .304 2 6 11
Hunter Dozier 19 .239 .270 .451 3 6 17

Betting Tips for Cardinals vs. Royals

After digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +105. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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