Publish Date: 06/08/2021
Fact checked by: Josh Schwartz
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We’ve had quite an exciting week in the MLB. Some MLB giants, such as the Brewers, lost to complete underdogs (the Braves), while in other cases, it was an outright win for the superior teams. This shows that we should be prepared for more surprises. That said, our MLB experts have analyzed and prepared our MLB tip for the week. Keep scrolling!
This week we’ll be looking at one of the fiercest clashes in MLB history, the Cardinals-Royals clash, otherwise known as the I-70 Series or the Show-Me Series. The match will take place at Busch Stadium in St Louis on August 7.
Although the Cardinals have had what many would consider an awful recent form, they remain above the Royals in terms of rankings. The Cardinals sit at position 18 in the MLB with a winning percentage (Pct) of 0.491, while the Royals are at position 24 with a winning percentage (Pct) of 0.439.
The Cardinals have suffered three defeats in their last three matches. They’ve only won once in their previous five games. Looking at the current MLB rankings, they are at position 18, having won 53 times and lost 55 times;
Let’s now take a deep look into totals and runs (last ten games): They have won just four times. Also, six of the games have ended over 8.5. Looking at the total runs, they’ve lost or won by a margin of two or more runs nine times.
The Royals won their last two games against the Chicago White Sox (2 - 3 and 1 -9), and they’ll be aiming to maintain that run when they face the Cardinals this weekend. They’ve just managed 47 wins from 107 matches, which is not that much impressive.
Looking at ten of their most recent fixtures, they’ve managed to win five times. Only two of those matches ended over 8.5. Besides, eight of the last ten games ended with a margin of two or more runs.
Since May 2019, these teams have faced each other 11 times, with the Royals winning just three times. Also, out of eleven of those matches, nine ended with one team winning by a margin of two or more runs. Besides, seven of those games had over 8.5.
If we choose to observe the H2H statistics, the Cardinals seem to have a better chance of winning. However, the Royals look like they’re regained their form after winning their last two games. Although the Cardinals will have home advantage, this game could go either way as per the overall stats of these teams’ most recent performances.
Being a fixture backed by a long history of rivalry, we should expect to see both teams giving it all over the weekend. Looking at the totals in their previous H2H fixtures, it’s clear that we should expect the totals to go over 8.5 - this is our main tip for this game.
Two main stats between the Cardinals and the Royals point out the game ending with over 8.5 runs. These are:
Therefore, we tip this game to end with over 8.5 runs.
However, you could be someone who wants to add a little risk to your bet. If so, you could add a win for the Cardinals. We realized that BetMGM offers fantastic odds for this match. For over 8.5 runs, the odds are -105, while a victory for the Cardinals is given -165.