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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/03/2020 MLB Previews, Analysis and Baseball Spread
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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/03/2020 – On Monday, Kansas City Royals will take the road to square-off against the Chicago Cubs in the opening game of a four-game series from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Kansas City Royals are coming off a terrible defeat against Chicago White Sox in their last series. The Royals declined to a 3-7 record and are still remaining at the last spot in the AL Central Division. Chicago Cubs progressed to the top spot in the NL Central division with a 7-2 record after sweeping Pittsburgh Pirates in their last series. The mlb latest line for this game is out with every detail of the odds and picks.
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/03/2020
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals are four games behind the .500 mark and things are not getting any better. The Royals were unable to defeat Chicago White Sox in their last three games as they surrendered a total of 23 runs. From the plate, Kansas scored just nine runs in all three games. Out of the last six games, the Royals lost five and it’s time to secure a victory. However, they are playing against a tough Chicago team that will make it hard to win this game. Kansas City will turn in Danny Duffy as their starting pitcher in this game against the Cubs. Duffy is holding a 0-1 record this season with 10 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.79.
Players to watch: S. Perez C (GP10 AB41 R3 H10 2B1 3B0 HR2 RBI5 TB17 BB1 SO9 SB0 AVG0.244 OBP0.262 SLG0.415 OPS0.677 WAR0). W. Merrifield 2B (GP10 AB41 R8 H13 2B3 3B0 HR3 RBI9 TB25 BB0 SO4 SB1 AVG0.317 OBP0.364 SLG0.61 OPS0.973 WAR0).
Chicago Cubs have been one of those top teams right from the start of this season. The Cubs defeated Pittsburgh in all three games with a total of 12 runs from the plate. From the pitching end, the Cubs surrendered seven to the Pirates. Out of the last seven games, the Cubs have won six and they are all set to make use of this opportunity against the Royals. Chicago has Javier Baez as their leading batsman with six RBIs and nine hits. Following Baez is Ian Happ and Willson Contreras. The Cubs will turn in Alec Mills as their starting pitcher in this game. Mills is holding a 1-0 record this season with three strikeouts and an ERA of 3.00.
Players to watch: J. Baez SS (GP9 AB37 R6 H9 2B2 3B0 HR3 RBI6 TB20 BB2 SO10 SB0 AVG0.243 OBP0.3 SLG0.541 OPS0.841 WAR0).K. Schwarber LF (GP9 AB32 R5 H8 2B2 3B0 HR2 RBI6 TB16 BB5 SO9 SB0 AVG0.25O BP0.351 SLG0.5 OPS0.851 WAR0).
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City’s last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’ last 13 games.
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
There is no doubt that the Cubs have a better shot at the Royals in this game. Chicago has a stronger batting and pitching unit with all the baseball betting trends on their side.
Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City Royals 3.