Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday May 22nd, 2015. At 8:10 PM EST.
The (27-14) St.Louis Cardinals of the National League Central Division will travel about three hours west of the city. For the battle of the “SHOW ME STATE”. For game-one of the Interleague series. St.Louis will play the (26-14) Kansas City Royals of the American League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the interstate matchup could easily be a preview of the 2015 MLB World Series. Both teams look dominant in the early part of the 2015 MLB season. The opening betting line has the Kansas City Royals as a -125 home favorite; the betting total is at 7′ runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 St.Louis Cardinals have won two of three but lost the series finale to Mets 5-0 in a matinee on May 21st. St.Louis is first in the NL Central, four games in front of the second place Cubs. The “RED BIRDS” are 12-9 on the road this season and 3-3 in interleague action. Third Baseman Matt Carpenter and Left Fielder Matt Holliday lead the Cardinals hitting the baseball. Second Baseman Kolten Wong has a team-high forty-seven base hits. St.Louis has a .271 team batting average. Cardinals pitching allows opponents a .303 on-base percentage. The Cardinals return home for nine games on Monday May 25th. The Cardinals pitching staff will be without ace Adam Wainwright, who is out for the season with a torn Achilles. St.Louis is 8-2 their last ten baseball games on Friday’s. The betting odds over the total are 6-2 St.Louis last eight MLB games on Friday’s. The St.Louis Cardinals are 5-5 their last ten Winning Baseball Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total three times while staying under the betting odds total seven. The St.Louis Cardinals will send the Right Handed Lance Lynn, who is (3-3) with a 2.96 ERA to the mound for the first game of the series. The Indiana native pitched 7.1 innings, giving up six hits and a run in a 2-1 win in Detroit May 17th. St.Louis is 24-11 their last thirty-five baseball games overall. Bovada.Lv has the St.Louis Cardinals at 9/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series title.
The 2015 Kansas City Royals have won five of their last six baseball games. The Royals swept Cincinnati their last series. Kansas City is on top of the Division, two games in front of second-place Detroit. Third Baseman Mike Moustakas leads the team with a .342 batting average, a .396 on-base percentage and has fifty-one base hits. First Baseman Eric Hosmer has a team-high seven home runs. Designated Hitter Kendrys Morales has thirty-two RBI S. The Royals have a .433 slugging percentage. The Kansas City pitching staff holds opponents to a .229 batting average. The Royals begin a six-game road trip on Monday May 25th in New York against the Yankees. Right Fielder Alex Rios has only played seven games this season due to a hand injury. Rios should be ready to get back in the lineup soon. Kansas City is 8-2 their last ten baseball games on Friday’s. The Royals are 22-8 their last thirty at home. The Kansas City Royals are 7-3 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five and have a push. The Right Handed Chirs Young, who is (3-0) with a 0.94 ERA, will be on the hill for the first game of the series. The 6’10” 260 pound Dallas, Texas native threw 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and a run his last start on May 15th, a 12-1 home victory over the Yankees. The Royals are 20-8 their last twenty-eight Interleague baseball contests. The Kansas City Royals are 7/2 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.