Free MLB Pick: Indians vs Royals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(14-13) Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (16-11)
Date: Tuesday May 4th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM PM ET
Venue: Kaufmann Stadium
Projected Pitchers: Sam Hentges vs Mike Minor
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals -140 | Indians +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Indians and Royals meet up Tuesday for game two in a three-game series from Kaufmann Stadium.
The Indians have looked like a much different team of late and are turning a bit of a corner. Cleveland has won six of its last eight games and has scored 16 runs in their last three contests. This is a good sign for a team that ranks near the bottom of the league in most offensive stats.
The key for the Indians has been giving their pitching staff room to work with, and the bats have done that. The Indians put up eight runs Monday and have won the last six games where they scored four runs.
Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 26 hits and 17 RBI while Franmil Reyes and Eddie Rosario have combined for 46 hits and 32 RBI.
Sam Hentges makes his first ever start against the Royals Tuesday after being called up last week. He is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and six strikeouts in five innings.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are coming back down to Earth following a hot start and have now lost four of their last six games. The Royals have had a hard time keeping opponents off the board and will need more production from a pitching staff that ranks just inside the top-20 in ERA.
The Royals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and have proven that their offense is effective. Whit Merrifield leads the team in both hits and RBI’s. Merrifield homered on Monday along with teammate and fellow infielder Hunter Dozier.
Mike Minor is on the mound Tuesday for the Royals. He is 2-1 with a 5.26 ERA this season. He’s also struck out 27 batters. Minor has dominated the Indians in the past, owning a 3-0 record and a 0.39 ERA against Cleveland.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
Over is 5-0-1 in Indians last 6 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 6-0-1 in Indians last 7 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 7-0-1 in Indians last 8 games following a win.
Over is 4-0 in Indians last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
Over is 4-0 in Indians last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Over is 6-1-1 in Indians last 8 overall.
Over is 6-1-1 in Indians last 8 on grass.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Regardless of the good track record Minor has against Cleveland, it’s hard to trust anyone in the Royals pitching staff right now. Combine with the fact that the Indians have an unproven arm in Hentges going Tuesday, and this game has all the makings of an offensive showdown. Both of these teams have been hitting well, so the over is the play here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
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