Royals vs. Brewers Prediction
After another poor showing at the plate, will the Kansas City Royals struggle again on Wednesday when they face the Milwaukee Brewers at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
2:10PM ET – Miller Park
TV: FSKC (KC); FSWI (Mil)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are the favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -195 to win, while the Royals are listed with odds of +170 to win. The over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 72 percent going on Milwaukee at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals held to a single run
The Royals suffered a 5-1 loss on Tuesday in its series opener with the Brewers. They are 2-9 in their last 11 games and have been held to 3 runs or less in eight straight. Kansas City is now 24-55 overall and 13-26 on the road. The Royals are averaging just 3.55 runs per game at the plate while giving up 5.46 per contest.
Danny Duffy is the starting pitcher for the Royals this afternoon. He has started 16 games this season and has a 3-7 record with a 5.18 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Duffy has pitched a total of 88.2 innings and has 76 strikeouts, but also has 44 walks.
Brewers end small skid
The Brewers put an end to their brief two-game losing streak on Tuesday with the 5-1 victory over the Royals. Milwaukee is now 46-32 overall and 24-16 at home. The Brewers are putting up 4.34 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.68 per contest.
Brent Suter will take the mound for Milwaukee this afternoon. He has started 14 games on the year and has an 8-4 record with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Suter has recorded 67 strikeouts and 17 walks over 82.1 innings this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 5-12 in Duffy’s last 17 starts. They also have lost six straight Game 2’s in a series.
The Brewers have won eight of their last 10 Wednesday games and 22 of their last 32 at home. They also have won six of Suter’s last seven starts overall and five straight starts at home.
Suter has been on a hot streak, winning six of his last seven starts. He has held his last seven opponents to three runs or less. That should work out perfectly against a KC team that can’t score. The Brewers aren’t known for mashing the ball, but they should be able to beat up Duffy, who has struggled all year. I think Milwaukee cruises to a comfortable win.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (+105)