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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/21/2021 MLB Predictions, Betting Spread and Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/21/2021 – The Kansas City Royals are on the road right now and they were able to pick up a win over the Chicago Cubs. Both teams are set to have their second match in two days this coming Saturday, August 21. This game will be played at the historical Wrigley Field in Chicago Illinois at exactly 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can catch the game live on television by tuning in to MARQ while those who prefer to watch via online live stream can opt to subscribe to MLB.TV. It is forecasted in the sportsbook for MLB that the Kansas City Royals should be picking another win over the Chicago Cubs.
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 08/21/2021
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are coming to this match on a 53-68 record and they are the third to the last team in the American League above the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. They are just a win behind the Minnesota Twins who are now at 54-69. The Royals have been rolling as they have won four of their last five games and they only lost against the second-best team in the American League, the Houston Astros. After trailing the Cubs 0-2 by the end of the third inning, the Royals did not allow their opponent to score again and had five different players scoring an RBI to secure the victory.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 121, AB 485, R 67, H 132, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 57, TB 186, BB 33, SO 73, SB 36, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.317, SLG 0.384, OPS 0.7, WAR 3), Salvador Perez C (GP 120, AB 464, R 57, H 128, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 32, RBI 80, TB 243, BB 15, SO 129, SB 1, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.524, OPS 0.833, WAR 3.5).
It is another tough season for the Chicago Cubs as they are now the fourth-worst team in the National League just above the Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks. This team is currently wrestling with the Washington Nationals in the standings. The Cubs have lost eight of their last ten matches but prior to losing to the Kansas City Royals, they won back-to-back matches against the Cincinnati Reds. Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom summarized the two RBIs during their last match while pitcher Zach Davies gave up four home runs in five innings.
Players to watch: Willson Contreras C (GP 104, AB 345, R 48, H 78, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 40, TB 144, BB 43, SO 116, SB 4, AVG 0.226, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.75, WAR 3.6), Ian Happ CF (GP 111, AB 331, R 37, H 62, 2B 11, 3B 0, HR 14, RBI 35, TB 115, BB 46, SO 117, SB 1, AVG 0.187, OBP 0.292, SLG 0.347, OPS 0.64, WAR -0.3).
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 5 games.
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
The Chicago Cubs have failed to bring the momentum from their back-to-back games and were put back to earth by the Kansas City Royals. Online sportsbook sees the Royals easily winning another over the Cubs.
Prediction: 5-2, Royals wins.