Royals Starting to Feel Online MLB Wagering DesperationPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Thursday’s online MLB wagering action is set to take the roof off of baseball betting sites. Let’s take a look at some of Wednesday’s betting results before breaking down one of the day’s matches.
Wednesday’s Online MLB Wagering Turnout
Wednesday’s MLB action was kicked off by the Colorado Rockies, who dealt the Cleveland Indians a quick 3-2 loss. That victory didn’t do much for Colorado, who, despite being second in the NL West, are 15 ½ games behind the division leading Dodgers.
The Dodgers further defended their lead in the division, by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2.
The Washington Nationals delivered the first blowout of the night, catapulting the Miami Marlins out of the water 10-1. The series between Washington and Miami has certainly lived up to its expectations.
The second blowout of the day came from the New York Yankees, who quickly defeated their AL East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-5. The series is tied at 1-1 as both teams head into Game 3 this evening.
Sticking within the AL East, the Boston Red Sox were able to defend their lead atop the division, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 this past evening. This marked Boston’s second straight win over their division rivals.
Thursday offers a 12-game menu for online MLB wagering fans. One contest worth taking a look is the matchup between the Royals and the Cards. Kansas City has suffered too many losses lately and desperately needs to bounce back. Let’s see what the sportsbook odds have to say about their chances.
Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Thursday, August 10th
When: 7:15 pm ET
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Series: Game 4 of 4-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Online MLB Wagering Odds:
Kansas City Royals +1 ½ (-170) 8 ½ (EV) +133
St. Louis Cardinals -1 ½ (+150) 8 ½ (-120) -143
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have hit a bit of a rough patch lately, losing 9 out of their 12 matches. This has caused Kansas City to fall a bit behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central race. The Royals are currently sitting on a 57-56 record that pegs them 4 games behind the reigning AL champions. Furthermore, Kansas City own a ½ game lead over third place Minnesota, putting even more pressure on the Royals Thursday evening.
The online MLB wagering odds are ruling out the Royals tonight, which makes perfect sense considering that Kansas City has gone 0-3 so far in this series. Nevertheless, the Royals will start Jason Hammel this evening in an effort to snap their losing streak, and bounce back into the division race. Hammel is 5-9 on the season with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals fly into Thursday’s contest sporting a 58-56 record, which ties St. Louis for second in the NL Central alongside the Milwaukee Brewers. Both the Brewers and the Cardinals are 1 ½ games behind the division leading Chicago Cubs.
St. Louis comes into this contest riding a 5-match win streak, and they’ll be sending Lance Lynn to the mound in order to keep the good times rolling. Lynn is 10-6 on the season with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Lynn has been on fire recently, posting a 1.50 ERA in his last 6 innings.