Kansas City Royals vs Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Lines

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The Royals will play the Cubs on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at 2:20 pm ET. Check network listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage. Our opening pitch flys at Eastern Standard, make sure you adjust for your local timezone.

Matchup Pitchers
  • Royals - C. Hernandez - R
  • Cubs - A. Mills - R

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Best Money Line Bets
Underdog

Kansas City Royals
Favorite

Chicago Cubs
+102 Sb3gen1 -110 Sb3gen3
-105 Sb3gen2 -112 Sb3gen1
-110 Sb3gen3 -115 Sb3gen2
Here are money lines for the outright winner. Favorite Chicago Cubs has a minus value. Lay $110 at Sb3gen3 to win $100. Underdog Kansas City Royals has a positive value. Risk $100 at Sb3gen1 to win $102.
Best Over and Under Total Lines
OverUnder
8o -110 Sb3gen1 8u -110 Sb3gen1
8o -110 Sb3gen2 8u -110 Sb3gen2
8o -110 Sb3gen3 8u -110 Sb3gen3
The over under line estimates the combined total of each team's final score. Sb3gen1 has the best over line of 8 points laying $110 to win $100. Sb3gen1 has the best under line of 8 u -110.
Best Underdog and Favorite Run Line Bets
Underdog

Kansas City Royals
Favorite

Chicago Cubs
+1.5 -197 Sb3gen1 -1.5 +175 Sb3gen2
+1.5 -200 Sb3gen3 -1.5 +172 Sb3gen1
+1.5 -210 Sb3gen2 -1.5 +170 Sb3gen3
SportsBetting3.com has analyzed the latest lines. Review our "Best Run Line Bets" table above to smash the books this Sunday. Sb3gen2 has the best favorite Chicago Cubs run line at -1.5 points. Sb3gen1 has the best underdog Kansas City Royals run line at +1.5 points.

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Kansas City Royals World Series Odds
OutcomeSB3Gen SB3Gen

Cached 2021-09-23 06:29:15
Chicago Cubs World Series Odds
OutcomeSB3Gen SB3Gen

Cached 2021-09-23 06:29:15

Team Standings

Season Standings
Team W L Pct GB Home Away Strk L10
Kansas City Royals 69 83 0.454 30.0 69-83 36-39 L1 57-75
Chicago Cubs 67 85 0.441 32.0 67-85 39-38 L2 61-71

Kansas City Royals Batting Stats

2021 Kansas City Royals Batting
Top 12 by Games Played
Player GP R H HR RBI BB SO AVG
Whit Merrifield
RF
152 92 174 10 70 38 96 0.279
Salvador Perez
C
151 82 161 46 115 26 158 0.276
Carlos Santana
1B
148 63 113 19 65 81 97 0.213
Nicky Lopez
2B
141 73 140 2 41 45 70 0.304
Michael A. Taylor
CF
136 56 113 12 52 33 137 0.246
Hunter Dozier
3B
134 52 97 15 49 41 145 0.214
Andrew Benintendi
LF
124 59 127 16 67 31 94 0.276
Hanser Alberto
2B
99 24 63 2 23 4 26 0.273
Jorge Soler
RF
94 38 59 13 37 38 97 0.192
Ryan O'Hearn
1B
81 22 50 9 28 12 69 0.217
Jarrod Dyson
CF
77 13 27 0 10 6 28 0.221
Scott Barlow
RP
67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

Chicago Cubs Batting Stats

2021 Chicago Cubs Batting
Top 12 by Games Played
Player GP R H HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ian Happ
CF
138 57 98 23 58 53 146 0.226
Willson Contreras
C
120 57 89 21 50 49 134 0.228
Jason Heyward
RF
104 35 69 8 30 27 68 0.214
Patrick Wisdom
3B
103 53 77 27 59 29 148 0.235
Rafael Ortega
LF
94 38 75 10 32 23 68 0.280
Kris Bryant
3B
93 58 87 18 51 39 89 0.267
Anthony Rizzo
1B
92 41 80 14 40 36 59 0.248
David Bote
2B
92 29 53 8 33 23 67 0.193
Javier Baez
SS
91 48 83 22 65 15 131 0.248
Matt Duffy
3B
88 40 67 5 25 22 60 0.266
Sergio Alcantara
SS
79 26 37 3 11 28 62 0.199
Eric Sogard
3B
78 16 42 1 12 9 30 0.249

Kansas City Royals Pitching Stats

2021 Kansas City Royals Pitching
Top 12 by Wins and Games Played
Player GP W L SV HLD IP K WHIP ERA
Mike Minor
SP
28 8 12 0 0 158.2 149 1.24 5.05
Brad Keller
SP
26 8 12 0 0 133.2 120 1.66 5.39
Carlos Hernandez
RP
23 6 2 0 0 80.2 73 1.30 3.90
Jake Brentz
RP
69 5 2 2 15 62.2 75 1.24 3.59
Scott Barlow
RP
67 5 3 14 14 70.1 86 1.19 2.43
Kris Bubic
SP
27 5 6 0 0 116.1 103 1.46 4.80
Brady Singer
SP
26 5 10 0 0 127.2 131 1.53 4.72
Kyle Zimmer
RP
49 4 1 2 10 50.0 44 1.44 5.04
Daniel Lynch
SP
14 4 6 0 0 65.0 53 1.57 5.40
Danny Duffy
SP
13 4 3 0 0 61.0 65 1.21 2.51
Josh Staumont
RP
60 3 3 5 14 61.0 67 1.08 3.10
Domingo Tapia
RP
27 3 0 0 5 27.2 24 0.90 1.63

Chicago Cubs Pitching Stats

2021 Chicago Cubs Pitching
Top 12 by Wins and Games Played
Player GP W L SV HLD IP K WHIP ERA
Kyle Hendricks
SP
31 14 7 0 0 176.0 126 1.35 4.81
Zach Davies
SP
31 6 11 0 0 146.0 112 1.56 5.49
Alec Mills
SP
30 6 7 1 0 110.0 82 1.42 4.83
Adbert Alzolay
SP
27 5 13 1 0 120.0 123 1.18 4.80
Jake Arrieta
SP
20 5 11 0 0 86.1 74 1.76 6.88
Trevor Williams
SP
13 4 2 0 0 58.2 61 1.53 5.06
Rex Brothers
RP
55 3 2 1 8 51.0 75 1.39 5.29
Keegan Thompson
SP
31 3 3 1 1 50.1 48 1.49 3.40
Codi Dalton Heuer
SP
22 3 1 1 4 26.2 16 0.94 1.69
Codi Heuer
RP
22 3 1 1 4 26.2 16 0.94 1.69
Manuel Rodriguez
RP
20 3 3 1 1 17.2 16 1.70 6.11
Justin Steele
RP
18 3 3 0 1 45.0 47 1.40 4.20

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