Kansas City Royals at Milwaukee Brewers - 9/18/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Kansas City Royals (21-29) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-26)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Danny Duffy (3-3) (4.24) vs. Adrian Houser (1-5) (5.40)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -145 / Kansas City Royals +125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have won seven straight games when scoring at least one run. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 57 hits and 29 RBI while Maikel Franco and Adalberto Mondesi have combined for 90 hits and 45 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. This will be Duffy’s second career game against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 26 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Brewers have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 40 hits and 32 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Christian Yelich have combined for 72 hits and 35 RBI. Adrian Houser gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 5.40 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Houser’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games and 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The under is 5-2 in Royals last 7 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Brewers last 5 overall. The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Danny Duffy has allowed six runs and 11 hits in his last 11.2 innings while Adrian Houser has allowed 12 earned runs and 17 hits in his last 13.2 innings. I'm not running to the window to back either of these pitchers, but it's the Royals that are playing the better baseball right now and have head and shoulders the more consistent offense. The Brewers are hard to back in the favorite role based on their inability to score runs. Give me the Royals and the plus money.