Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs 8/21/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City Royals
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 6:20 PM UTC
Location: Wrigley Field
Latest Odds: CHC -108 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel: MARQ

An interleague matchup will take place on Saturday afternoon, when the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago Cubs continue their series from Wrigley Field. The Royals (53-68) have split their previous ten games and are sitting in last place in the AL Central Division standings. On Friday, All-Star C Salvador Perez hit two of Kansas City’s five home runs en route to a 6-2 road victory.

Twenty-four year old southpaw Kris Bubic (3-6 5.09 ERA) will head to the hill for the Royals in this contest. Last time out, Bubic was tagged for seven runs and recorded just four outs during a 7-2 home loss versus St. Louis.

The Chicago Cubs were major sellers at the trade deadline and have dropped eight of their last ten games. During Friday’s loss, Chicago managed just five hits and struck out 13 times. SP Zach Davies (6-10) surrendered four runs in six innings and took the loss for the Cubs, who were defeated for the 70th time this season.

Twenty-six year old righty Keegan Thompson (3-2 2.21 ERA) will make his second start of the season for the Cubs. Thompson, who has been used primarily as a reliever, has fanned 43 batters across 40 plus innings.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Royals are 3-14 in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Royals are 2-10 in their last 12 Saturday games.
  • Cubs are 21-5 in their last 26 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 9-2 in Royals last 11 road games.
  • Over is 5-1 in Cubs last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
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Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs -108

Chicago 2B Nico Hoerner (oblique) has resumed baseball activities and will begin a rehab assignment next week. Through 121 games, Kansas City ranks 26th in OPS and 26th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 20th in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. Take the Cubs to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 5-4.


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