Cubs vs. Royals - 5/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (28-18) at Chicago Cubs (25-21)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
E Volquez (4-3) (2.76) vs. J Arrieta (4-4) (2.95)
The Line: Chicago Cubs / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-KC
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs begin a three-game series Friday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Royals have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Royals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 56 hits and 16 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 67 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last seven road games. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 2.77 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 7-0 with a 2.90 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Cubs have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 52 hits and 29 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 55 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last six home games. Jake Arrieta takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.95 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 38-15 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Volquezs last 4 starts. The Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 7-1 in Arrietas last 8 starts during game 1 of a series.
Both teams could be playing better baseball right now. However, Volquez has owned the Cubs throughout his career. I like the road team in this spot.