Royals vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 8/19/23

Chicago Cubs (62-58) vs Kansas City Royals (39-84)

Game Info: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (13-3) (3.21) vs Brady Singer (8-8) (4.91)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -185 / Kansas City Royals +169 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. On Friday it was the Royals hat were able to secure the 4-3 victory. 

Royals Battling Every Night

The Royals record might be 40-84 but they are clearly battling every night. On Friday the Royals pitching was strong giving up only three runs and that was enough to secure the victory. The Royals were led by Bobby Witt Jr and he finished with two hits, two RBIs, and one home run. The Royals are averaging 4.02 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.35 runs per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the MLB while the pitching is ranked 28th. On the mound for the Royals will be Brady Singer who sits with a 8-8 record and an ERA of 4.91. 

Steele has been Mr Consistent

Justin Steele has been Mr. Consistent this season for the Cubs and he comes into this game he sits with a 13-3 record and an ERA of 2.79. Each of his last ten starts he has given up three runs or less. The Cubs are averaging 5.03 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.51 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the pitching is ranked 17th. Christopher Morel is having a strong season hitting 19 home runs and driving in 60 RBIs. Patrick Wisdom has hit 20 home runs. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be lower scoring. Steele has been lights out heading into this game and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. The Royals are going to score two or three runs, maybe less. The Cubs offense has been inconsistent heading into this game, and he’s going to really struggle again in this game. Both offenses are going to really struggle here, and the under is going to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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