Kansas Royals vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 6/6/2024

The Kansas City Royals (36-26) travel to face off against the Cleveland Guardians (40-20) on Thursday, June 6th. This game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland and televised on BSKC. 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 12:10 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 got the start 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, though, as Cade Smith got the save. Seth Lugo only went six innings for the Royals, giving up five earned runs on six hits.

Josh Naylor and Tyler Freeman each homered for the Guardians, while Bobby Witt Jr. went deep twice for the Royals. Naylor, Freeman, and Will Brennan each had two RBIs for Cleveland’s offense.

Kansas City is 36-26 overall this year, and they are five games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Royals are 12-9 against other AL Central teams this year. The Royals have dropped three straight games as the underdog, and they are 17-18 as the underdog overall. As the favorite, the Royals are 19-8 this year.

At home, the Royals have been strong at 22-10. However, they are just 14-16 on the road. Kansas City’s struggles have been on display recently, as they come into today’s game having gone just 3-7 over their last 10 games. So far, they have an overall series record of 10-9.

When the Royals win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.0 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of -2.8 runs per game. They are 38-24 on the run line this season, and they are 20-12 at home on the run line. Their overall run line record is 18-12 on the road, but they have failed to cover the run line in their last two road games.

The Kansas City Royals are on the road today against the Cleveland Guardians with an over/under line of 7.5 runs. The Royals have a combined run average of 8.6 runs per game this season, but their over/under record is just 27-33. Their games have averaged an over/under line of 8 runs per game, and when the line has been set at 7.5 runs, their record is just 2-7. Overall, 77.4% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

So far this season, Brady Singer has made 11 starts and has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 2.63. Singer’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.12. In his 11 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his most recent outing, Singer finished with a no-decision against the Rays. In that start, he went five innings, giving up one earned run on four hits. Before that outing, 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

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez have been two of the league’s top power threats this season, with Witt Jr. leading the team with 11 homers and Perez right behind him with 10. Both players have been swinging the bat well overall, with Witt Jr. batting .319 and Perez at .315. Witt Jr. has been especially hot of late, going 10/23 in his last five games, with two homers and nine RBIs. Vinnie Pasquantino has also been swinging a hot bat, going 8/22 in his last five games.

As a team, the Royals are 6th in scoring at 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. Overall, they are one of the league’s top power-hitting teams, and they have the 2nd fewest strikeouts in the league. Currently, Hunter Renfroe is on a five-game hitting streak, while Bobby Witt Jr. is riding a six-game streak.

Cleveland has been excellent this season, going 40-20 overall, and they lead the AL Central by five games over the Royals. So far, they are 11-5 in divisional games and have won seven of their last 10 overall. The Guardians have been really good at home, putting together a record of 21-7 this year.

So far, the Guardians have been good as the favorite, going 28-12, and they are 18-6 as the favorite at home. In day games, they are 17-5 this year. Cleveland has an overall series record of 14-5 heading into today’s game two vs. the Royals.

When betting the run line, the Cleveland Guardians have been a profitable team, going 34-26 overall. They have been especially good at home, where they are 16-12 on the run line. Their average run margin for the season is +1.4, and they have been even better at home, with a +1.2 run differential. They have gone 19-21 on the run line as the favorite and 15-5 as the underdog.

The Cleveland Guardians have an over/under record of 30-26 this season, and their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 11-4, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. Overall, 66.7% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs, and the O/U line for today’s game is set at 7.5 runs.

Tanner Bibee Gets The Start For The Guardians

Cleveland is sending right-hander Tanner Bibee to the mound today vs. the Royals. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 4-1 with a 3.74 ERA. Bibee’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.17, and he has turned in four quality starts. In his last outing, Bibee picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up just one earned run on three hits. Looking back further, he has given up just one earned run in three of his last four outings. So far, Bibee has been much better on the road, with an ERA of 2.46 compared to 6.01 at home.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Guardians are the top-scoring team in the league at 5.1 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.2 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .238, which is 13th in the league, and have the 10th ranked home run total in the league. So far, they have done a good job of making contact, as their team strikeout numbers are the 4th best in the league.

David Fry has been a huge surprise for the Guardians this season, as he is batting .342 and has the 2nd most home runs on the team. He has also been hot of late, going 7/25 in his last seven games. Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor are tied for the team lead with 16 homers apiece, with Ramirez leading the team with 58 RBIs. Naylor is 6th in the league with 44 RBIs.

Royals vs Guardians Prediction

Our prediction for this Royals vs. Guardians matchup is to take the Royals on the money line, with the payout currently at +127. We have the Royals winning this one by a final score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a parlay option, the over/under is set at 7.5 runs, and we like this one to go over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Brady Singer going seven innings and picking up seven strikeouts. As for Tanner Bibee, we have him going seven innings and finishing with seven K’s. Offensively, we have the Royals finishing with 11 team strikeouts, compared to the Guardians, who we have with seven.

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