Kansas City Royals VS Cincinnati Reds

MLB Baseball 08:05 PM ET

Friday

08/18/2020

FSOH, FSKC

Spread: Kansas City Royals +147

Over/Under: 9

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Kansas City Royals are set to take on the Cincinnati Reds at Ewin M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:05 P.M, ET. The Kansas City Royals will host the Cincinnati Reds in this 2 game series. Both teams need to take some wins here in the series as they are sitting below the .500 win average. The Reds split their 2 games with the Pirates in their last series, while the Royals lost 3 of their games in their 4 game series against the Twins. The Royals are now in 12th place in the American League with a 9-12 record, and are 5th in the AL Central Division.

The Royals will look to bounce back this series as they were 3-1 against the Twins, and lost 4 of their last 6 games. They were outhit by Minnesota 9-7 and were only held to a single run in their last game. Hunter Dozier gave the team their only run for the game getting a solo homer late in the 9th to get on the boards. Kris Bubic got the loss for the Royals allowing 2 earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched. Whit Merrifield leads the team with 27 hits and 16 runs batted in while batting at .300 average. The Royals are doing well on the offensive with a team average of .251 in batting, while their 93 runs made is 19th in the league. They are doing a little better with pitching allowing 3.99 earned runs per game which is 9th in the league. Brad Keller will start for the Royals.

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/18/2020

The Reds were explosive in their last match against the Pirates, winning at a score of 8-1. The squad won 2 of their last 5 games, scoring 18 runs in their last 3. They outhit the Pirates 11-5, where Jesse Winker led the team going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs with a solo homer in the 2nd inning. Nicholas Castellanos and Tucker Barnhart combined with 5 RBIs for the team. Sonny Gray had a solid outing getting the win allowing just 1 earned in 6.2 innings pitched. Castellanos leads the team overall with 20 hits, 19 RBIs and 8 home runs for the season. The Reds are one of the worst batting teams for the season at .220 average which is 27th in the league, and are 20th with 91 total runs made this season. The Reds are in 11th place in the National League with a 9-11 record, and are 4th in the NL Central Division. Luis Castillo will be on the mound for the Reds in game 1.

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals. MLB’s pick for the game is the Kansas City Royals +147. The Reds are playing well with some good runs in their latest games, but they have a hard time playing against Keller. He is playing so well with 0 runs allowed in 11 innings pitched. The Royals have a great bullpen allowing runs below 4 per game. The Royals are also playing well when against the Reds as they are 12-4 in their last 16 games. The Royals will win at 6-3.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

TV: FSOH, FSKC

MLB Odds: Kansas City Royals +147

MLB Total: 9

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