Predictions for Cardinals vs. Royals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – July 10

Wednesday’s contest that pits the St. Louis Cardinals (48-43) against the Kansas City Royals (50-43) at Busch Stadium should be a close matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 5-4 in favor of the Cardinals. First pitch is at 7:45 PM ET on July 10.

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Cardinals vs. Royals Matchup Info

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Cardinals vs. Royals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Royals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs

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Cardinals vs. Royals Betting Lines

Cardinals vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cardinals -143 +120 9 +100 -120

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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • St. Louis has been chosen as the favorite in 44 games this year, and has walked away with the win 24 times (54.5%) in those games.
  • This season, the Cardinals have been victorious 11 times in 22 chances when named as a favorite of at least -143 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Contests involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 40 of 90 chances this season.
  • The Cardinals had a 5-3 record over the eight games they were favored on the moneyline in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups (all had set totals), St. Louis combined with its opponents to go over the run total eight times.

Royals Betting Insights

  • Kansas City has won 25 of the 53 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (47.2%).
  • The Royals are 7-14 (winning just 33.3% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline underdog of +120 or longer.
  • In the 93 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Kansas City, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 39 times (39-51-3).
  • The Royals have played as underdogs in six of their past 15 games and went 3-3 in those contests.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have combined to hit the over five times in its past 15 games with a total.

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Cardinals vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

Cardinals’ Starting Pitcher: Gordon Graceffo

  • He has an ERA of 2.08, a batting average against of .188 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings in one game this season.
  • Gordon Graceffo did not appear in a game when his team was the moneyline favorite last season.

Royals’ Starting Pitcher: Michael Wacha

  • During 15 games this season, the 33-year-old has amassed a 3.74 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .243 to opposing batters.
  • The Royals have been the underdog on the moneyline in 10 of Wacha’s starts this season, and they went 4-6 in those matchups.
  • Wacha’s team has a 7-8 record in his starts this season.
  • Michael Wacha has had 15 starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and five of those outings hit the over.

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Cardinals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 48-43
Home 24-19
Road 24-24
One-Run Games 17-12
Scoring 5+ Runs 28-8

Royals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 50-43
Home 31-18
Road 19-25
One-Run Games 13-12
Scoring 5+ Runs 29-12

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