Cubs vs. Royals Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals, 8/7/18 Prediction & Odds

Will the Chicago Cubs be able to pick up another win on the road over the Kansas City Royals when the two continue their series tonight at 8:15PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Chicago Cubs at 968 Kansas City Royals

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:15PM ET – Kaufman Stadium

TV: FSKC (KC); NSC+ (Chi)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. The Royals are listed with odds of +150 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent of the wagers going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Cubs take opener

The Cubs won Monday’s series opener, 3-1, on the road. They have won three of their last four coming into tonight’s game. Chicago is 65-47 overall and 30-26 on the road. Chicago is putting up 5.00 runs per game this season while allowing 4.11 runs per contest.

Mike Montgomery gets the start for the Cubs tonight. He is making his 13th start of the year, but has appeared in a total of 30 games this year. Montgomery has a 3-4 record with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He has amassed 56 strikeouts and 29 walks over 92.1 innings of work this year.

Royals drop fifth straight

The Royals moved their losing streak to five games on Monday with the 3-1 loss to the Cubs. Kansas City is now 34-78 overall and 15-38 at home. The Royals are scoring 3.70 runs per game this year while allowing 5.50 per contest.

Brad Keller will make the start for the Royals tonight. He has started in 11 games this year and appeared in a total of 32. He comes into today with a 4-4 record, a 3.39 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Keller has pitched a total of 82.1 innings this year and has 54 strikeouts with 35 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The Cubs have won six straight against the AL Central and 23 of their last 32 interleague road games. However, they have lost Montgomery’s last five starts.

Kansas City

The Royals are just 11-42 in their last 53 against winning teams. KC is also just 1-4 in its last five interleague games.

Prediction:

Montgomery hasn’t looked great in recent starts, but he also hasn’t gotten much run support. I think that run support will come today. Keller has given up at least three runs in four of his last five outings. KC has also struggled to score against almost everyone, so I think Montgomery can settle in and have a good start.

 

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -175

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