Cubs vs. Royals Prediction
After a shutout victory on Tuesday night, will the Chicago Cubs be able to pick up a third straight over the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
975 Chicago Cubs at 976 Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, August 8, 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 -210 to win. The Royals are listed with odds of +190 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 84 percent of the wagers going on Kansas City 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.
Cubs heating up
The Cubs picked up a 5-0 win on Tuesday to take the first two games of this series and win their fourth game out of five. Chicago is 66-47 overall and 31-26 on the road. Chicago is putting up 5.00 runs per game this season while allowing 4.07 runs per contest.
Jose Quintana gets the start for the Cubs on Wednesday night. He is making his 22nd start of the year and he comes into the game with a 10-7 record, a 4.12 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Quintana has 101 strikeouts and 52 walks over 113.2 innings.
Royals lose another
The Royals suffered a sixth straight loss on Tuesday in the 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Cubs. Kansas City is now 34-79 overall and 15-39 at home. The Royals are scoring 3.66 runs per game this year while allowing 5.50 per contest.
Kansas City sends Heath Fillmyer to the mound today. He is making just his fifth start of the year and his ninth overall appearance. Fillmyer has an 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts and 15 walks over 30.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs have won 21 of their last 26 interleague road games against a team with a losing record and they are 16-5 in their last 21 against AL Central opponents.
The Royals are 10-42 in their last 52 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30. They have also lost five of their last six interleague games.
Fillmyer hasn’t had bad numbers, but the Royals have lost every game he has pitched in this season. He doesn’t get deep into games and still gives up some runs. I think Chicago will be able to do just fine at putting runs on the board. Quintana also should be able to hold down the KC hitters and lead the Cubs to another victory.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -210