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2021 MLB Handicapping
(15-13) Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (16-12)
Date: Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Triston McKenzie vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +120 | Royals -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5 , Royals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
An exciting matchup awaits here on Thursday, as the surging Cleveland Indians take on a surprisingly good Kansas City team at Kauffman Stadium.
The Indians were not exactly strong early this year, but they are firmly putting that rocky start behind them, as they have won 7 of their last 9 games through great batting and some seriously good starting pitching.
One guy on this team who I am really excited for is Franmil Reyes, as he sits right in the heart of this lineup and absolutely rakes and it shows here early in the season, as the big man is hitting .290 and has already batted in 21 runs.
Triston McKenzie will be sent to the mound here for Cleveland and it is hard to know what we will get from him, as he has serious strikeout stuff, but has struggled with command and has been hit hard at times even giving up a grand slam in his latest outing.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have been a big surprise so far this year, but they have come back to Earth a little bit in recent times coming in here losing 3 games in a row, so they will be looking to get back in the win column here to stop the bleeding.
The batting has been a big reason for the success, as they have an overall team average in the top 10 and they have batted in 129 runs so far which is decent ranking them at 16th in the league.
Danny Duffy has been a revelation so far and he will look to continue his outstanding start to the season here on Thursday, as he heads to the mound with a 0.60 ERA and a 4-1 record to go along with an impressive 34 strikeouts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Indians last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Over is 7-1-1 in Indians last 9 vs. American League Central.
- Over is 5-1 in Indians last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-1 in Indians last 5 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 4-0 in Royals last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-0 in Royals last 4 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 4-1-1 in Royals last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The total has been bet up quite a bit here, and I think the money is going in the right direction, as I do not trust McKenzie and I could see him having another blow up here against a solid KC Royals batting lineup.
Duffy on the other side of things obviously has been great so far, but this start to the season is unsustainable and I think the Cleveland Indians, especially considering how they have been batting as of late, can get to him early and get into this bullpen, so I can see both teams contributing enough on the scoreboard to get this one up and over the 8.5.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
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