Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals 04/07/2022 – An AL Central Division matchup will get underway and the Cleveland Guardians will take on the Kansas City Royals in their first game of a four-game series. The Royals have been a disappointment in the last couple of years but they stayed away from finishing last on the table. The Cleveland Guardians finished second in the AL Central last season and they hope to make a change this time with their new name. The online baseball betting picks have been updated as these two teams clash from the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals 04/07/2022
|When:||Thursday, April 7, 4:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
|TV:||Bally Sports Great Lakes|
The Cleveland Guardians won 80 games last season and dropped 82 in return. Formerly known as the Cleveland Indians, they are now hoping for a better season this year. Cleveland was two games below the .500 mark and 13 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the first place. The Guardians struggled with most of their starting pitchers facing injury. Shane Bieber, Zach Plesac, and Aaron Civale are expected to play a vital role this season.
Players to watch: Bobby Bradley 1B (GP 13, AB 38, R 2, H 8, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 9, BB 0, SO 10, SB 0, AVG 0.211, OBP 0.231, SLG 0.237, OPS 0.468, WAR 0), Myles Straw CF (GP 12, AB 37, R 5, H 11, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, TB 13, BB 0, SO 3, SB 2, AVG 0.297, OBP 0.297, SLG 0.351, OPS 0.649, WAR 0).
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals struggled once again last season as they finished ahead of the Minnesota Twins at the bottom. The Royals have made plenty of changes this season and they have brought in some of the young guns like Nick Pratto, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Bobby Witt. Kansas City has the potential to build on their team this season, provided they have proper control over their pitching unit.
Players to watch: Hunter Dozier 3B (GP 13, AB 37, R 3, H 15, 2B 2, 3B 1, HR 1, RBI 7, TB 22, BB 0, SO 10, SB 0, AVG 0.405, OBP 0.405, SLG 0.595, OPS 1, WAR 0), Edward Olivares CF (GP 13, AB 34, R 8, H 17, 2B 5, 3B 1, HR 3, RBI 10, TB 33, BB 2, SO 3, SB 2, AVG 0.5, OBP 0.526, SLG 0.971, OPS 1.497, WAR 0).
Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games.
Cleveland are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games on the road.
Cleveland are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
Royals are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games played in April.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games played on a Thursday.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games played on a Thursday when at home.
Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The Guardians are going to be the better shot here with the online sportsbook betting picks on their side. Cleveland is strong and the Royals will need to understand their overall game and styling of playing.
Score Prediction: Guardians 7, Royals 4.