Free MLB Pick: Royals vs. Indians Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(36-50) Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (42-42)
Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Zach Plesac
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +130 | Indians -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5 , Indians -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Kansas City Royals have not had the season they would have hoped for and they will look to claw closer to that .500 mark when they meetup with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field this Thursday.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals record really was not all that bad just a few weeks ago, but their recent 3-12 run has effectively ended their season barring some kind of equally crazy run of positive form which seems unlikely given the current roster.
Based on their offensive statistics, though, it would not be crazy to see them scoring more runs in the months ahead, as they have the 9th best batting average at .244, but have only managed to score 351 runs which is only 25th in the league.
Unfortunately for Royals fans the pitching has been a bit of a nightmare, as this team now has one of the worst WHIPs in the league at 1.47 and the rest of the pitching stats do not look much better either.
Danny Duffy will get the start here and that may not be a positive here, as he has struggled in his last couple games allowing 11 hits over his last 7.1 innings of work which does not exactly instill confidence.
The Cleveland Indians have lost their last 9 games in a row, and that has now put them 8 games back of the Chicago Cubs in the division and it will take a big effort from this team to make up for that bad stretch of form and catch the cubs by the end of the season.
The Indians do still have a solid batting lineup with Jose Ramirez having a nice season hitting .262 and 18 home runs and it might be about to get better too, as Franmil Reyes is back from injury and he brings plenty of power to the table.
Cleveland will go with Zach Plesac who enters the contest with a 4.14 ERA and a 4-3 record and he also comes in here off the back of a significant injury, so we do not really know how long he will go, or how well he will pitch in this spot.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 1-11 in their last 12 overall.
- Indians are 0-6 in their last 6 games on grass.
- Indians are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Indians are 0-4 in their last 4 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Kansas City Royals are in a nice spot here to cash as an underdog, as I see their offense turning things around and we do not really know what we are going to get from Plesac either. On top of that, the Indians have just been in a brutal slump and this is not an easy spot to pick up an easy win, as the Royals have remained scrappy all year.
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