Cubs vs. Royals - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (29-18) at Chicago Cubs (25-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Guthrie (4-3) (6.70) vs. T Wada (0-0) (2.70)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -138 / Kansas City Royals +128 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, ABC7
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs play Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Royals have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas have combined for 112 hits and 53 RBI while Eric Hosmer has 31 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost four of their last six road games. Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 6.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last five games. The Cubs have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 53 hits and 29 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 56 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost four of their last five home games. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 1-3 with a 4.99 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 10-3 in their last 13 interleague road games and 11-4 in Guthries last 15 starts. The Cubs are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Hammels last 5 Sunday starts. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams are in a bit of a funk right now, but the Cubs have been better at home than the Royals on the road. I like the Cubbies to get the job done in Wrigley.