Kansas City Royals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Info
|Game||Kansas City Royals vs Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Date & Time||Sunday September 13, 2020, 2:05 PM (EDT)|
Kauffman Stadium One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO, 64129, USA
KC -140 ; O/U 8.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to visit Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri for an interleague clash against the Kansas City Royals. The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this matchup with a 14-28 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Kansas City Royals, 4-3. SP Steven Brault received the starting nod for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 4 innings. 1B Josh Bell has a big game from the plate for the Pirates as he went 3 for 4 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs which pushed his season total to 5 HRs and 16 RBIs.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to start Chad Kuhl (1-1, 3.38 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds. Chad Kuhl has never recorded a start against the Kansas City Royals, but he has been solid in 3 road appearances this season with a 3.65 ERA.
The Kansas City Royals come into this matchup with a 18-28 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3. SP Kris Bubic received the starting nod for the Kansas City Royals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run while striking out 6 batters in 5 innings. Maikel Franco had a big game from the plate for the Royals as he went 2 for 3 with 1 RBIs which gives him a team high 30 RBIs on the season.
The Kansas City Royals are set to start Brad Keller (3-2, 2.60 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 4 earned runs in 6.2 innings against the Cleveland Indians. Brad Keller hasn’t recorded a start against the Pittsburgh Pirates since the 2018 season, and he struggled in that game as he gave up 4 earned runs over 6 innings.
Recent Betting Trends
- Pirates are 5-12 in their last 17 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Pirates last 5 games as an underdog.
- Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Royals last 4 during game 3 of a series.
Free MLB Pick:
The Kansas City Royals are still in a rebuilding phase, but Brad Keller has looked like a lock to remain in the starting lineup for years to come as he is pitching very well this year with a 2.60 ERA. The Pittsburgh Pirates are really struggling to hit the ball this season as they rank dead last in the MLB in runs which is concerning when they go up against a good pitcher like we have in this matchup. Makiel Franco has been very good from the plate for the Royals and I expect him to continue contributing with the absence of Jorge Soler. The Royals hold both the pitching and hitting advantage in this matchup, and I think that shows here with a decisive win. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Royals win 5-2.