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2018 MLB Season
(52-98) Kansas City Royals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (75-74)
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Heath Fillmyer vs. Chris Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Kansas City Royals +185 / Pittsburgh Pirates -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Kansas City Royals
These last 13 games will be tough for the Royals, given that they have had a very disappointing year. The best thing they can do is end the year on a win streak, so they can continue rebuilding their roster and start to look forward to the 2019 season.
Heath Fillmyer is 3-1 this year and has a 4.76 earned run average. In his last start, he went a career long 7.1 innings, but gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and struck out 6. It will be important for Fillmyer to get some early run support, so he can settle in and pitch a solid game.
The Pirates sit 7 games behind the second wild card team, and with 13 games remaining in the season it is highly unlikely that they will make it to the postseason. They still have the opportunity to finish the season over .500 and improve on their record from 2017 (75-87). This can at the very least be seen as an improvement for the organization going forward.
Chris Archer will start for the Pirates in the series finale. He has a 4-8 record and has an earned run average of 4.66. Since joining the Pirates, Archer has a 5.49 earned run average and through all his starts this year, opponents are hitting .272. Archer has not pitched like he was expected to this year and will need a good outing to regain his confidence going into the final two weeks of the year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- Under is 11-2-1 in PIT last 14 home games
- PIT are 20-6 in their last 26 games as a favorite.
- Under is 15-5 in KC last 20 interleague games
- KC are 8-21 in their last 29 interleague games.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Kansas City has been very poor in interleague games this year and Pittsburgh will beat them in the series finale.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8
The total has gone under in 7 of the last 10 meetings between the Royals and Pirates.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 5 – Kansas City 2
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