Friday, June 24, 2011

Cubs vs Royals MLB Handicapping

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The Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Cubs will trot Ryan Dempster out to the mound in this one. Righthander Dempster has a 5-6 record and a 5.46 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it'll be Bruce Chen who starts for the Royals. Lefthander Chen is 4-1 with a 3.59 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -176 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Diamondbacks on June 23. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 5 straight games.
Team records:
Chicago: 30-44 SU
Kansas City: 31-44 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 4-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-4
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Next up:
Kansas City home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 25


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