The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals meet in the first game of their interleague series on Friday night. All odds for MLB games can be found at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Pirates are in the thick of things in the NL Central race heading into this series. They are 7-3 in their last 10 and look to continue to gain ground on the division leaders. They are led on offense by Andrew McCutchen who is hitting .332 and a pitching staff that is pitching to a 3.32 ERA as a staff. Erik Bedard will get the ball tonight for the Bucs.
The Royals started off slow, but are playing better as of late. They are 7 games in back in the division as of today. The bats should be ready today because they will send Luke Hockevar out to the hill as a pitcher tonight. He has lost 5 of his last 6 starts and has an eye-popping 6.63 ERA as well.
Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 9-3 in their last 12 games overall, and 11-23 in their last 34 interleague games. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last five road games, 1-7 in their last eight interleague road games, and 2-5 in Hochevar’s last seven starts. Kansas City is 5-2 in the last seven meetings of these two.
The Pirates are playing way better baseball right now and we do not like Hochevar in this spot. Give us the Pirates ML but before doing so check the sports odds.