Pittsburgh Pirates at Kansas City Royals - 9/11/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Pirates (14-27) at Kansas City Royals (16-28)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Steven Brault (0-2) (4.37) vs. Kris Bubic (0-5) (4.89)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -114 / Pittsburgh Pirates +104 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Kansas City Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals face off on Friday in an interleague showdown at Kauffman Stadium. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2018 when the Pirates won all three of the games.
The Pirates have had all kinds of issues this season but they were able to win two of the last three games against the Chicago White Sox. The one loss during that series was in their last game when they only scored a run, and the offense has been something that has been an issue all season.Over the last ten games the Pirates haven’t scored more than seven runs and only twice did they score more than five runs.
On the other side of this matchup is the Royals who haven’t had the best season but they do come into this game having won three games in a row over the Cleveland Indians. In the last game against the Indians the offense was strong putting up 11 runs. Maikel Franco was the best player in that game having three hits and driving in five runs.
The over is 10-1-1 in the Pirates last 12 games played on Friday. The under is 5-1-2 in the Pirates last eight interleague games. The under is 7-2-1 in the Royals last ten games played on Friday. The Royals are 8-21 in their last 29 games played on Friday. The Pirates are 7-2 in their last nine meetings against the Royals.
Steven Brault will get the start for the Pirates and coming into this game he sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 4.37.
Kris Bubic will get the start for the Royals and coming into this game he sits with an 0-5 record and an ERA of 4.89.
The Royals offense looked good in the last game and they will continue to run up the score in this game. Even though the Pirates offense hasn’t been elite, they will also find plenty of scoring in this game. Back the over to cash. In terms of the side it's a lean to the Pirates based on value, but the stronger play is with the over.