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2018 MLB Season
(1-4) Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (3-4)
Date: Sunday April 8, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH.
Projected Starters: Junis vs. Clevinger
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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Kansas City Royals
Jakob Junis has Kansas City’s only win this season. He twirled seven pristine innings in Detroit in his first start, giving up three hits and just one walk while striking out six.
But the Royals only managed one run in that game. The offense was expected to decline big time this year with the departures of Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain. KC has scored just three runs in its last three games, coming into Saturday.
And not only does the offense lack established prowess, but even the guys who are there have gotten off to poorer than expected starts. Jon Jay has a .455 on-base percentage in the first week, plus, of the season and everybody else is down in the 2 and 300s.
Michael Brantley returned to the Indians’ lineup on Friday and singled home two runs in his first at-bat of the season. He finished 1-for-4 in the game.
Brantley played left field and looked just fine in chilly Cleveland. If he is back and can stay healthy, it would keep Jason Kipnis in the infield permanently and only make the Indians’ lineup deeper. Brantley is an x-factor in a lineup that looks great but has struggled in the first week.
Mike Clevinger got plenty of opportunity in the starting rotation last season but it was only an injury to Danny Salazar that has him in the starting five to start this one.
He made the most of his first chance, getting 16 outs against the Angels and not allowing a run. He gave up four hits and whiffed five in a W.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in KC last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in KC last 8 on grass.
- CLE are 8-1 in their last 9 Sun. games.
- CLE are 46-15 in their last 61 overall.
- CLE are 38-13 in their last 51 games on grass.
- Head to Head: KC are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings.
- Head to Head: KC are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Cleveland.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction: Junis deals again, it goes under.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 1 – Cleveland 2
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