Kansas City At San Francisco 2017 MLB Winning Predictions
You can look at the overall record of a team and form a quick opinion of their current status, but that record alone does not form the total picture. You may well have two teams with very similar records playing in totally different divisions, and you may find that one is still very much in the hunt for a potential division title, while the other one is starting to reach a point of no return. That is exactly the scenario for the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, a pair of teams who will be hooking up for an interleague series this week.
Both are hovering around the same win percentage, yet the Royal are still within reach in the AL Central, while the gap between the Giants and the Rockies at the top of the NL West is huge by comparison. Interleague series are always interesting, but this one is especially so, as these two teams appear to be pretty evenly matched.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Royals At Giants 2017 MLB Winning Predictions
When: Wednesday, June 14 at 3:45 PM EST
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Starting Pitchers: Jason Hammel Vs Johnny Cueto
TV: MLBN, FSKC, NBCS BA
Radio: KCSP 610, KXZM 93.7, KNBR 680
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants -1½ (+180)
Why bet on the Kansas City Royals
It has not been a great start to the year for the Kansas City Royals (28-34), but there is some good news that they can draw from. The Central division has been surprisingly weak this year, and the Royals are only 5 games out of first. Perhaps even better news is that KC have been showing some signs of life of late, and have either won or split each of their last 3 series. The Royals are way down the standings in runs scored, but they are starting to put some pop in their bats, scoring a total of 43 runs in their last 7 games. They must like their chances against a Giants team that has been bleeding runs this season. Jason Hammel (2-6, 5.43 ERA) will start.
Why bet on the San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants (26-39) are struggling this season, with part of the issue being that they are playing in a division where the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have both taken big steps forward. It certainly doesn’t help that the Giants are struggling to get runs across home plate, and that they have a pitching rotation that is down near the bottom of the heap in quality starts. They are 2 games below .500 at home, and are 2-3 in interleague games played so far this season. There really isn’t much to like about this team right now, and they may be in trouble against a Royals team that is on the rise. Johnny Cueto (5-5, 4.33 ERA) will start for the Giants.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Royals have struggled on the road this season with an 11-18 record, but they are playing much better ball than the Giants right now. I like them to come away with the win here.