Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8-1-22

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals (40-62) will meet the Chicago White Sox (41-59) in the  AL Central Division three-game competition at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 8:10 PM ET.

 

Kansas City dropped to 5th place at 40-62 in the American League Central Division with a .392 team percentage and 13.5 contests behind first place after earning 394 runs but allowed 517 for a -123 runs difference throughout the season.

 

The Royals managed to prevent a series sweep with an 8-6 victory over the Yankees on Sunday after losing the first three installments of a series over the weekend.

 

Catcher Salvador Pérez powered the offense for Kansas City with a one-run score on one hit and three RBIs while Zack Greinke finished 5.0 frames after yielding 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 walks but fanned three NY batters.

 

SS Bobby Witt is the top batter for the Royals that held a 14 dingers record with a .255 batting average while driving 51 runs batted in this year.

 

LF Andrew Benintendi recorded a team-leading batting average of .320, an on-base percentage of .387, and slugging .398 for Kansas City.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Brad Keller (5-11, 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 73 Ks) will be starting for the Royals in the opening match of a series against the White Sox on Monday evening. Keller gave up 102 hits, 40 free bases, and 11 homers after finishing 107.2 frames in the majors this season.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/1/2022

 

The Chicago White Sox is in 3rd place at 51-50 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .505 and 2 games behind first place after acquiring 440 runs but surrendering 459 for a run difference of -19 over the course of the campaign.

 

The White Sox won a series over the Athletics after winning the last two rounds including a 4-1 victory in the closing game on Sunday.

 

DH José Abreu and 3B Leury Garcia marked an identical one-run on two hits with one RBI record in leading the offense for Chicago.

 

Starter Dylan Cease lasted for 6.0 innings with 4 runs, one earned run, one BB conceded, and wrung up 7 hitters off Oakland.

 

First Baseman José Abreu knocked 12 balls over the perimeter while driving 49 RBIs and batted .302 at the plate for the White Sox while CF Luis Robert added a team-high 54 RBIs with 12 long balls and a .301 BA this year.

 

SS Tim Anderson marked a team-leading .311 batting average, an on-base percentage of .352 and slugging .413 throughout the campaign.

 

The Chicago ball club will be appointing Michael Kopech (4-6, 3.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 78 Ks) to take the starting role in game 1 of a series versus the KC Royals on Monday.

 

The right-handed thrower relinquished 62 hits, 10 home runs, and 45 free passes in finishing 88.1 innings pitched in the majors this year.        

 

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago -189. The White Sox are the better team here after winning four of their last six while the Royals struggled after losing each of their last five overall.

 

Starter Brad Keller of Kansas City had difficulty in controlling the ball after allowing eight runs on 10 hits through 10 innings while Michael Kopech made three solid starts with only four runs on 15 hits resulting in three victories for Chicago. The Chicago White Sox will win predicted at 8-2.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs 8/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Monday, August 1, 2022                         

                                                               

TV: NBCSCH

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago White Sox -189      

                       

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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