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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-68) Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs (54-71)
Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Hernandez (KC) vs. Alec Mills (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals -105 | Cubs -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5 , Cubs -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Kansas City Royals will look to take advantage of a slumping Chicago side, as they head to Wrigley to take on the Cubs this Sunday afternoon.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have been fantastic recently going 4-1 in their last 5 games and they had to go through a 4 game series with a very good Houston Astros team and they really got the job done with their pitching staff only allowing 17 runs over that 5 game stretch.
Kansas City’s offense has really leaned on their catcher Salvador Perez who is having one awesome season hitting 32 home runs to go along with 80 RBI and a very respectable .276 batting average which is great for an outfielder let alone a catcher.
Still, the bats have not been great from an overall perspective with some of their veterans and recent signings either being injured or not being able to produce at the level this team would have hoped.
Kris Bubic will be the starter here and he is coming off of one of the worst starts of his career giving up 7 runs in just 1.1 innings of work against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he is in a position to bounce back as he gets an A+ matchup against the Cubs who have one of the worst offenses in the league.
There really is not much to be said about the Cubs at this point, as they essentially sold everyone at the trade deadline in order to invest int he future which was probably a smart move long term, but they have a brutal roster as it stands right now.
The Cubs did show that they can still be competitive recently, however, as they were able to win a series by a score of 2-1 against the Cincinnati Reds who certainly are no joke here in 2021, so they cannot be underestimated even if they look awful on paper.
At this moment their is not starting pitcher listed for the Cubs, so we do not know who will be facing off against Bubic here, but I would not be surprised to see a bullpen game here so keep an eye on the news prior to first pitch, as that news can change the odds quite a bit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 54-68 overall
- Royals are 22-37 on the road
- Cubs are 54-71 overall
- Cubs are 31-30 at home
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This contest is going to be interesting as both teams are well out of the playoff race and it’s been an opportunity for the teams to give youth a shot at making an impact.
Chicago, even with their struggles since dealing away the core of their 2016 World Series team, plays well at home. Look for the Cubs to scratch out a win here.
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