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Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals 09/30/2021 Betting Forecast, Game Preview and Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals 09/30/2021 – AL Central Division foes, Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City Royals are all set to conclude their final game of a three-game series from LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida. The Indians will enter this game while they remain at the second spot. The Royals are at the fourth and will try to move ahead of the Tigers with their remaining four games. Cleveland was unable to make it past opponents as they struggled for the postseason. The Royals were out of the question with their unbalanced record. The odds to win baseball are slanting towards Cleveland to win this game and cover the spread.
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals 09/30/2021
Cleveland Indians won a total of 77 games and dropped 81 in return. The Indians are two games ahead of the Tigers and can only hope to retain their position at the end of this season. Last night turned out to be a disaster when Cleveland’s pitching unit suffered against the Royals. The Indians gave up 10 and scored just five in return. Cleveland will bring in Shane Bieber after his shoulder injury. The Cy Young Award winner will make his second start on the season. In his last appearance, he threw three shutout innings against Chicago.
Players to watch: Amed Rosario SS (GP 138, AB 538, R 74, H 152, 2B 24, 3B 6, HR 11, RBI 54, TB 221, BB 28, SO 117, SB 12, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.411, OPS 0.73, WAR 2), Jose Ramirez 3B (GP 147, AB 530, R 108, H 142, 2B 31, 3B 4, HR 36, RBI 99, TB 289, BB 71, SO 84, SB 26, AVG 0.268, OBP 0.359, SLG 0.545, OPS 0.905, WAR 6.6).
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals won 73 and dropped 85 games in total. The Royals are two games behind the Tigers and will try to finish third in the division. Kansas City will enter this game riding a two-game winning streak. The Royals will turn Angel Zerpa to the mound as their starter in this game. Zerpa has tossed in 88 innings in three minor league levels. The starter is holding an ERA of 4.58. Kansas City will need to build on their team and start from scratch next season.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 157, AB 641, R 94, H 178, 2B 39, 3B 3, HR 10, RBI 72, TB 253, BB 39, SO 99, SB 40, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.318, SLG 0.395, OPS 0.712, WAR 3.6), Salvador Perez C (GP 156, AB 604, R 86, H 167, 2B 23, 3B 0, HR 47, RBI 118, TB 331, BB 27, SO 164, SB 1, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.317, SLG 0.548, OPS 0.865, WAR 5.4).
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
Cleveland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The MLB predictions today favor the Indians with the top pitcher on the mound. Bieber will strike out the Royals with ease. Cleveland is holding the 20th rank in OPS and runs scored while the Royals are holding the 25th.
Score Prediction: Indians 6, Royals 2.