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2018 MLB Season
(64-47) Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals (34-77)
Date: Monday, August 6, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO.
Projected Starters: Hamels vs. Junis
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -200 / Kansas City +180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -130 / Kansas City +110
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9 (Over -120 / Under +100)
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The Cubs own the best record in the National League, but they are just a game better than Philadelphia and another game or so better than Arizona. They certainly aren’t clear of the Dodgers with more than six weeks left to play, either.
Though it isn’t good that Kris Bryant is on the Disabled List, the fact that the Cubs have continued to play well enough in his absence is a good sign. They’ll get a boost when he finally does return.
Nobody seems to know when that will be, though. Bryant has been out two weeks with a sore shoulder and he hasn’t swung a bat since. He doesn’t seem to have an idea when he will, either, much less go on a rehab stint.
So in the meantime, the rest of the Cubs’ stars will have to carry the offense and the starting pitching has to continue to be better. Cole Hamels was awfully good in his Cubs debut. Monday will be his second start and it comes against a team he pitched against less than two months ago and turned in seven innings of one-run ball.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals managed just four hits and one unearned run against Hamels in that game, back when he was still a member of the Texas Rangers.
Kansas City has won just 14 times since the calendar turned to June. Between the end of May and July 10, KC won five games by a combined seven runs.
The Royals won on August 1 but have lost four in a row since, including a sweep in Minnesota this weekend. But after ten games in a row on the road, they will finally return home on Monday.
Jakob Junis’s first four starts were excellent. He was 3–1 with an ERA just over 2.00. That mark was still 3.62 after the first week of June but it’s jumped to 5.12 in eight starts since.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 35-17 in their last 52 interleague games.
- CHC are 35-17 in their last 52 Mon. games.
- Under is 8-1 in KC last 9 interleague games.
- KC are 13-40 in their last 53 overall.
- KC are 13-40 in their last 53 games on grass.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Cubs.
Things aren’t trending right for Junis. The Royals may be coming home, but it’s Chiefs season in Kansas City.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Runline (-130)
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 – Kansas City 4
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