Milwaukee Brewers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Brewers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 5/8/2024

The Milwaukee Brewers (21-14) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (21-16) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSWI. The Brewers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Brewers. First pitch is set for 2:10 ET.

Brewers vs Royals

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Brewers vs Royals series. Milwaukee went into the matchup as +110 underdogs and squeaked out a 6-5 win. The Brewers had a huge 9th inning, scoring three runs to pick up the win. As for the Royals, they scored four of their five runs in the 5th.

Kansas City actually outhit the Brewers in the game 12 to 13. Both teams finished with two home runs. Milwaukee’s offense was led by Willy Adames and Rhys Hoskins, as they were the only two Brewers hitters to have more than one hit. Adames, Joey Ortiz, William Contreras, and Brice Turang each had two RBIs for the Brewers’ offense.

Jared Koenig got the win for the Brewers out of the bullpen, while Trevor Megill got the save. James McArthur took the loss for the Royals out of the bullpen.

Milwaukee is 21-14 overall and is tied with the Cubs for the NL Central lead. The Brewers will be on the road today, taking on the Royals. So far, they have gone 8-5 in divisional matchups. Milwaukee has gone 14-7 on the road compared to 7-7 at home.

As the road underdog, the Brewers have been good this year, putting together a record of 10-4. They are also 12-8 as the underdog overall and 9-6 when favored. Milwaukee’s overall series record is 6-3-2 heading into today’s game, and they are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

When the Brewers are on the road, they are a strong bet to cover the run line, as they are 14-7 in those games. Their average run margin in those games is +1.6, and they have covered the run line in two straight games. They are also 14-6 against the run line when they are the underdog.

The Milwaukee Brewers are on the road against the Kansas City Royals today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average for Brewers games this season is 9.3 runs per game. The Brewers’ over/under record for the season is 20-15, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 13-6. So far this season, 37.1% of their games have had over/under lines set lower than 8.5 runs, and 8.6% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs. The Brewers have had three games with over/under lines set at 8.5 runs.

Team Opponent CombinedRuns OverUnder OverUnderOutcome
Brewers Royals 11 9.0 Over
Brewers Royals 5 8.5 Under
Brewers Cubs 5 6.5 Under
Brewers Cubs 11 8.5 Over
Brewers Cubs 4 7.5 Under
Brewers Rays 8 8.5 Under
Brewers Rays 10 7.5 Over
Brewers Rays 1 8.0 Under
Brewers Yankees 20 8.5 Over
Brewers Yankees 18 8.5 Over

Joe Ross Gets The Start For The Brewers

Joe Ross gets the start for the Brewers today as he faces the Royals on the road. So far this season, he has made six starts and has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 4.64. Looking at his overall numbers, Ross has a WHIP of 1.55 and opponents are batting .277 this season. Ross has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 7.84 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Ross finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up one earned run on six hits. He only issued one walk in that outing.

Brewers Offense Breakdown

William Contreras has been one of the Brewers’ top hitters this season, batting .331 with five homers, which is 2nd on the team. He also leads the Brewers with 27 RBIs. Christian Yelich is also hitting the ball well, coming into the game with a team-high batting average of .333. However, Yelich has just 11 RBIs this season.

As a team, the Brewers are one of the top home run-hitting teams in the league, and they have been very good at putting the ball in play, as they have the 22nd fewest strikeouts in the league. Milwaukee is also among the league leaders in team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Currently, they are 8th in the league in runs scored, averaging 4.9 runs per contest.

With an overall record of 21-16, the Royals are 2nd in the AL Central, tied with the Twins and 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Royals are 8-5 against other teams in the AL Central this year and have an overall series record of 5-6 heading into today’s game vs. the Brewers.

At home, the Royals have gone 14-8 this season compared to a 7-8 mark on the road. As the favorite, the Royals are 8-5 this year and 6-3 as the favorite at home. So far, they have been the underdog in 24 games, and they have gone 13-11 in those contests.

The Royals have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 23-14 overall. They have been especially good at home, going 13-9 on the run line. The team’s average run margin for the season is +1.2, and they have a run line record of 10-5 on the road. They have been a good bet as an underdog, going 17-7 on the run line in those games. Their average run margin in winning games is +4.2.

So far this season, the Kansas City Royals have played 35 games, and the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs or higher in 21 of them (60%). In those games, the over has gone 4-12, including their last game against the Brewers, which had 11 runs. The Royals have a combined run average of 7.9 runs per game, and the over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5 runs.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Brady Singer is getting the start for the Royals today and comes into the game with a record of 2-1 and ERA of 2.46. So far, he has made three quality starts and is averaging 9.37 strikeouts per nine innings. Singer’s most recent outing came on May 3rd against the Rangers, where he finished with a no-decision. In that start, he went six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits. He finished with eight strikeouts in that outing. Overall, he has made seven starts and four of them have come at home.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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Michael Massey has been on a tear of late for the Royals, hitting .355 over his last eight games with three homers. He also has an eight-game hitting streak coming into today’s game. Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. are both near the top of the league in batting average, with Perez hitting .326 and Witt Jr. at .319.

As a team, the Royals are 13th in scoring at 4.6 runs per game. At home, they are averaging 5 runs per contest, which is 7th best in the league. Overall, they are batting .239, which is 15th in the MLB.

Brewers vs Royals Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Brewers vs. Royals matchup is that the Royals will pick up a 6-5 win at home. We are also recommending that you take the Royals on the money line, with the payout currently sitting at -131.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Joe Ross going for the Brewers and Brady Singer for the Royals. Singer is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is higher than his season average, while Ross is projected to finish with six.

Offensively, our projections have the Royals finishing with 14 hits compared to the Brewers with nine. If you’re looking for a player to hit a home run, the Royals are projected to hit eight compared to the Brewers with five.

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