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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-64) Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (59-71)
Date: Tuesday, August 31st
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Zach Plesac vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians OFF | Royals OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals -1.5 (OFF)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
A couple of teams looking forward to the upcoming last month of the regular season meet up on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Both the Indians and Royals are well out of the playoff hunt, and even though Cleveland is in 2nd in the AL Central they’re still 10 GB from the White Sox.
To their credit, both Cleveland and KC are continuing to fight down the stretch. The Indians have won six of their last nine games, while the Royals just took 3 of 4 in Seattle over the weekend, and have been victorious in 7 of 10 overall.
The Indians had Monday off, which should help them better prepare to head out on the road after a successful nine game home stand (6-3). Cleveland has dropped 7 of their last 8 after an off day though, and are just 4-13 following a win.
The good news for Cleveland is that they’ve won in 12 of their last 14 trips to Kauffman Stadium. The Indians also tallied a sweep in Cleveland the last time the two teams met up, outscoring KC 23-11 from July 7th to 9th.
The Royals have yet to name a starter for Tuesday’s series opener, which should be beneficial to the Cleveland offense. Yu Chang has a good chance to stay hot as he’s hit 3 HR in the last four games, and the Indians have had a nice power surge as a team lately with 14 HR over the past week.
Zach Plesac (8-4, 4.78 ERA) makes his 2nd start vs. KC in 2021 when he takes the ball on Tuesday night. The last time didn’t go so well when he gave up 3 ER (2 HR) over just 4.0 IP although Cleveland did get the 7-4 win on July 8th. Plesac is 5-3 on the road this year, but his away ERA is 5.33 compared to 4.29 at home.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are on a 7-3 run over their last 10, but those were all away games. Kansas City was just 4-6 in their last home stand, but that was against some solid teams in the Yankees, Cardinals, and Astros.
KC did play well over the weekend, taking 3 of 4 in Seattle to push the Mariners to 4.5 back in the wild card race. Salvador Perez has largely fueled the Royals successful recent run, belting out 5 HR in the last 6 games with 13 RBI. Hunter Dozier has a couple HRs in 17 career ABs vs. Plesac as well.
The Royals are a game above .500 at home this season, and have won their last four in game one of a series. KC has also won 5 of their last 7 vs. a RH starter.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 11-5 last 16 vs. team with a losing record
- Indians are 1-7 last 8 following an off day
- Indians are 12-2 last 14 meetings in Kansas City
- Royals are 10-4 last 14 overall
- Royals are 7-2 last 9 following an off day
- Royals are 5-2 last 7 vs. RH starter
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Both teams are playing well despite not really having a reason to. Kansas City would have some value at home here if we knew who they were sending to the mound. That gives the Indians offense an advantage, and the Royals have also hit Plesac well making the total the play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
It will also be humid for the first couple innings at Kauffman Stadium, leading to some early runs.
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