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 2022-01-24 09:16:07
Chicago Cubs World Series Odds
OutcomeSB3Gen SB3Gen

Cached 2022-01-24 09:16:07

Team Standings

Season Standings
Team W L Pct GB Home Away Strk L10
Kansas City Royals
74 88 0.457 33.0 74-88 39-42 L2 62-80
Chicago Cubs
71 91 0.438 36.0 71-91 39-42 W2 65-77

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
162 97 184 10 74 40 103 0.277
Salvador Perez
C
161 88 169 48 121 28 170 0.273
Carlos Santana
1B
158 66 121 19 69 86 102 0.214
Nicky Lopez
2B
151 78 149 2 43 49 74 0.300
Hunter Dozier
3B
144 55 105 16 54 43 154 0.216
Michael A. Taylor
CF
142 58 118 12 54 33 144 0.244
Andrew Benintendi
LF
134 63 136 17 73 36 97 0.276
Hanser Alberto
2B
103 25 65 2 24 4 26 0.270
Jorge Soler
RF
94 38 59 13 37 38 97 0.192
Ryan O'Hearn
1B
84 23 53 9 29 13 71 0.225
Jarrod Dyson
CF
77 13 27 0 10 6 28 0.221
Scott Barlow
RP
71 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
148 63 105 25 66 62 156 0.226
Willson Contreras
C
128 61 98 21 57 52 138 0.237
Patrick Wisdom
3B
106 54 78 28 61 32 153 0.231
Jason Heyward
RF
104 35 69 8 30 27 68 0.214
Rafael Ortega
LF
103 44 86 11 33 30 70 0.291
Matt Duffy
3B
98 45 83 5 30 25 63 0.287
David Bote
2B
97 32 58 8 35 27 73 0.199
Kris Bryant
RF
93 58 87 18 51 39 89 0.267
Anthony Rizzo
1B
92 41 80 14 40 36 59 0.248
Javier Baez
SS
91 48 83 22 65 15 131 0.248
Sergio Alcantara
SS
89 30 45 5 17 30 74 0.205
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
Kris Bubic
SP
29 6 7 0 0 130.0 114 1.38 4.43
Carlos Hernandez
RP
24 6 2 0 0 85.2 74 1.28 3.68
Jake Brentz
RP
72 5 2 2 16 64.0 76 1.28 3.66
Scott Barlow
RP
71 5 3 16 14 74.1 91 1.20 2.42
Brady Singer
SP
27 5 10 0 0 128.1 131 1.55 4.91
Josh Staumont
RP
64 4 3 5 16 65.2 72 1.07 2.88
Kyle Zimmer
RP
52 4 1 2 10 54.0 46 1.41 5.00
Domingo Tapia
RP
32 4 1 0 7 31.2 25 1.11 2.84
Daniel Lynch
SP
15 4 6 0 0 68.0 55 1.63 5.69
Danny Duffy
SP
13 4 3 0 0 61.0 65 1.21 2.51

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
32 14 7 0 0 181.0 131 1.35 4.77
Zach Davies
SP
32 6 12 0 0 148.0 114 1.60 5.78
Alec Mills
SP
32 6 7 1 0 119.0 87 1.44 5.07
Adbert Alzolay
SP
30 5 13 1 0 125.2 128 1.16 4.58
Jake Arrieta
SP
20 5 11 0 0 86.1 74 1.76 6.88
Justin Steele
RP
20 4 4 0 1 57.0 59 1.35 4.26
Trevor Williams
SP
13 4 2 0 0 58.2 61 1.53 5.06
Rex Brothers
RP
57 3 2 1 8 53.0 75 1.43 5.26
Keegan Thompson
SP
32 3 3 1 1 53.1 55 1.48 3.38
Codi Dalton Heuer
SP
25 3 3 2 4 28.2 17 1.15 3.14
Codi Heuer
RP
25 3 3 2 4 28.2 17 1.15 3.14
Manuel Rodriguez
RP
20 3 3 1 1 17.2 16 1.70 6.11

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