Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 6/5/2024

The Kansas City Royals (36-26) travel to face off against the Cleveland Guardians (40-20) on Wednesday, June 5th. This game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland and televised on BSGL. The Guardians are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Guardians. First pitch is set for 5:40 CT.

Royals vs Guardians

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Cleveland picked up an 8-5 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Guardians had a huge 7th inning, scoring five of their eight runs. As for the Royals, they scored three of their five runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Guardians were favored at -133 on the money line.

Triston McKenzie started for the Guardians, going just 5 1/3 innings while giving up five runs and striking out seven. He did pick up a win in the game, as Cade Smith got the save. Seth Lugo had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss after going six innings and giving up five earned runs.

Bobby Witt Jr. hit the game’s only two home runs while going 3/5 with four RBIs, but it came in a losing effort. Josh Naylor hit a home run for the Guardians, going 1/3 with two RBIs.

The Royals are 36-26 overall and trail the Guardians by five games in the AL Central. So far, they have gone 12-9 in divisional games. Kansas City is on the road today, and they are 14-16 on the road this year.

Kansas City has dropped three straight games as the underdog, and they are 17-18 as the underdog overall. The Royals have been good as the favorite, going 19-8 this year. They are also 22-10 at home.

When the Royals are on the road, they have a run line record of 18-12, and their average run margin is +0.5 runs per game. They have covered the run line in 38 of their 62 games overall this season. They are 23-12 against the run line as an underdog, but they have failed to cover in their last two games when they have been favored.

The Kansas City Royals head to Cleveland to take on the Guardians with the over/under line set at 8.5 runs. The Royals have been involved in games with an average of 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 27-33. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 7-14. This season, 21.0% of their games have had an over/under line set at 8.5 runs.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Right-hander Brady Singer is starting for the Royals today as he faces the Guardians on the road. Singer has made 11 starts this season and has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 2.63. In his 11 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 9.34 strikeouts per nine innings. Singer’s most recent outing came against the Rays, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up one earned run in five innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. The right-hander has been much better at home, coming in with an ERA of 2.2 compared to 3.6 on the road.

Royals Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Royals are the 6th highest-scoring team in the league at 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .253, which is the 4th best mark in the league, and are also among the league leaders in slugging percentage and isolated power. The Royals have been an aggressive team at the plate, as they are 3rd in the league in strikeouts and 22nd in walks.

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez have been two of the league’s top hitters this season, with Witt Jr. batting .319 and Perez at .315. Witt Jr. has also gone deep 11 times, while Perez has 10 homers. Witt Jr. is currently on a six-game hitting streak and has gone 16/41 in his last nine games, including three home runs.

Cleveland is hosting the Royals today with an overall record of 40-20, good for 1st place in the AL Central. They currently lead the Royals by five games in the division. So far, they have gone 11-5 in divisional matchups. The Guardians have the edge in the series vs. the Royals, and they are 7-3 across their last 10 games.

At home, the Guardians have gone 21-7 this season, and they are 19-13 on the road. This season, they have been really good in day games, going 17-5. As the favorite, the Guardians are 28-12 this year, and they are 18-6 as the favorite at home.

When betting the run line on the Cleveland Guardians this season, it’s been a good idea to take the underdog. The Guardians have gone 15-5 against the run line as the underdog, compared to 19-21 as the favorite. They have also been a solid bet at home, going 16-12 against the run line, compared to 18-14 on the road. Overall, the Guardians have an average run margin of +1.4 runs per game this season.

The Cleveland Guardians are at home today against the Kansas City Royals, and the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The Guardians’ games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 30-26. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs, and their record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 5-10. So far this season, 21.7% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, while 53.3% have had lines set lower than that.

Nick Sandlin Gets The Start For The Guardians

Cleveland is starting Nick Sandlin today, and he has made 29 appearances out of the bullpen this season. Sandlin’s record is 4-0, and he has an ERA of 2.77. This year, opponents are batting .122 off Sandlin, and his WHIP is .77. Sandlin most recently pitched on June 2nd, where he went one inning out of the bullpen and didn’t give up a run. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Sandlin has finished with a no-decision in each of his last three appearances.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

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Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor have both been very good for the Guardians this season in terms of home runs, as they are tied for 4th in the league with 16 homers apiece. Ramirez is also the league’s current leader in RBIs, with 58, while Naylor is 6th in the league with 44 RBIs. Catcher David Fry is batting .342 for the season and has gone 7/25 with two homers over his last seven games.

As a team, the Guardians are 3rd in the league in runs scored, averaging 5.1 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.2 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .238 and have the league’s top on-base percentage. Cleveland’s offense has been good at avoiding strikeouts, as they are 4th in the league in this category.

Royals vs Guardians Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-5 in favor of the Guardians. With the money line payout for the Guardians being at -124, this is the bet we recommend making.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher projections, Brady Singer is projected to finish with five strikeouts, and with the Royals’ starter being projected to give up seven earned runs, we would stay away from a Singer player prop.

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