Kansas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (92-67) at Kansas City Royals (78-81)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Z Greinke (17-6) (3.18) vs. I Kennedy (4-13) (5.50)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +134 / Arizona Diamondbacks -144 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSKC
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than two runs. Paul Goldschmidt leas Arizona with 166 hits and 120 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 284 hits and 159 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 17-6 with a 3.18 ERA and 211 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 20 games. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 189 hits and 92 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Whit Merrifield have combined for 338 hits and 126 RBI. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he is 4-13 with a 5.50 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 2-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 road starts and 38-17 in Greinkes last 55 starts. The Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in Kennedys last 5 home starts and 1-4 in Kennedys last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Kansas City and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Kennedy has allowed three or more runs in nine of his last 10 games and has a rough ERA of 6.84 at home this season. Greinke is coming off a rough performance in which he allowed eight runs in four innings, but he's still been on the winning side of seven of his last 10 starts and has allowed just one run in his last 15 innings on the road. I have to side with the better pitcher and the cheap price with the road team.