Free MLB Pick: Royals vs Indians Odds
Looking for Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Royals taking on the Indians on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Royals Indians free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-82) Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (73-74)
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland OH
Projected Pitchers: Brady Singer vs. Triston McKenzie
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +128 | Indians -153
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
Oddsmakers are expecting a pitcher’s duel when the Royals and Indians meet up on Monday to kick off a 4-game series. These teams will play each other 7 times over the last 13 games of the season so will be very familiar with each other over the next couple weeks.
Neither team has anything to play for of course. The Indians are in 2nd place in the AL East but are still 11 games back from the White Sox and will soon be officially eliminated. The Royals are in the tough spot between a rebuild and a closing window.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has dropped 4 of their last 5 games, and their pitching has been pretty woeful over that span. Overall the Royals have given up 7+ runs in 4 of the last 6, although one of those games was a 10-7 win over Oakland.
Brady Singer will try to help alleviate some of those pitching concerns when he takes the hill on Monday night. The right-hander is just 4-10 on the year with a 4.85 ERA.
Singer had been pitching pretty well, giving up 2 ER or less in four straight starts from August 18th to September 5th. That stretch came to a screeching halt last time out though as he served up 6 ER over 4.2 IP in a 9-2 loss to the Twins.
Singer has made just one start against AL Central foe Cleveland this season, and it was way back in May. In that game the right-hander gave up 3 ER over 5.2 IP and the Royals ultimately ended up losing 5-4 with Singer getting a no decision.
Cleveland could just never put it together for long stretches this season – that and the White Sox were really, really good in running away with the division. Cleveland isn’t playing horribly recently, taking 4 of 6 in consecutive road series’ at the Twins and Yankees last week.
Now the Indians are back home but where they are just 1-6 over the last 7. That run consisted of the Twins taking 3 of 4 and then a 3-game sweep at the hands of the Brewers.
The bright side for the Indians is that they have taken 36 of the last 52 head to head meetings between these teams at Progressive Field. That also includes a 49-22 stretch over the last 71 head to head contests and 11-1 this season including sweeps in three straight series.
The Indians have a real good chance to continue that success against KC with Trison McKenzie on the mound. The right-hander has given up 1 ER or less in five straight appearances down the stretch.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 4-1 last 5 Monday games
- Royals are 6-2 last 8 as road underdog
- Royals are 17-35 last 52 vs. RH starter
- OVER is 5-1 in Royals last 6 road games vs RH starter
- Indians are 13-4 last 17 as a favorite
- Indians are 1-6 last 7 home games
- OVER is 4-1 in Indians last 5 overall
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
It’s hard to go against the success that the Indians have had against the Royals this season, especially with McKenzie on the mound. The right-hander has posted a 0.83 ERA in three starts against Kansas City in 2021.
This is the 1st game of a doubleheader, so it’s always a bit risky with how managers use their lineups. The Indians might even consider this win a sure thing with McKenzie on the mound and save some players for the nightcap. That being said, Cleveland still gets the W.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Indians -1.5
Kansas City pitching has been brutal lately.
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