Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 07/08/2021 – An AL Central Division play is all set to get underway as the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals have been unable to progress from the fourth spot in the AL Central Division. Kansas City continues to trail the Tigers. Cleveland Indians will enter this game riding a terrible nine-game losing streak. The Indians are sitting at the second spot in the AL Central Division play despite dropping several games. Cleveland is one game behind the White Sox and this sports gambling site is in their favor to win this game.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians 07/08/2021
|When:||Thursday, July 8, 7:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio|
|TV:||Royals-Bally Sports Kansas City|
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals continue to stay ahead of the Twins with a 36-50 record on the season. The Royals need to make up for their loss as they remain 14 games behind the .500 mark. Last night, they gave up five runs to the Reds and scored just two in return. Kansas City is touching a batting clip of .244 with 344 runs in total. As a whole team, they hold an ERA of 5.03. Danny Duffy will get the ball in this game as their starting pitcher. Duffy is holding a 4-3 record on the season with an ERA of 2.60.
Players to watch: W. Merrifield RF (GP 86, AB 341, R 50, H 94, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 45, TB 142, BB 27, SO 50, SB 23, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.329, SLG 0.416, OPS 0.745, WAR 1.9), S. Perez C (GP 86, AB 338, R 40, H 95, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 51, TB 171, BB 8, SO 91, SB 0, AVG 0.281, OBP 0.307, SLG 0.506, OPS 0.813, WAR 2.4).
Cleveland Indians are in desperate need of a victory as they now sit exactly at the .500 mark. The Indians are ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Last night, they gave up four runs to the Tampa Bay Rays and were restricted from scoring a single run. Cleveland is hitting a batting clip of just .229 with a total of 355 runs scored. As a whole team, they are touching an ERA of 4.41 with a WHIP of 1.31. Zach Plesac will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. Plesac is holding a 5-0 record on the season with an ERA of 1.83 and 26 Ks in total.
Players to watch: C. Hernandez 2B (GP 82, AB 319, R 51, H 71, 2B 12, 3B 2, HR 14, RBI 35, TB 129, BB 34, SO 79, SB 0, AVG 0.223, OBP 0.303, SLG 0.404, OPS 0.707, WAR 0.4), E. Rosario LF (GP 78, AB 283, R 29, H 72, 2B 15, 3B 1, HR 7, RBI 46, TB 110, BB 17, SO 47, SB 9, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.296, SLG 0.389, OPS 0.685, WAR 0.4).
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Numbers
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games.
Kansas City is 3-12 SU in their last 15 games.
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.
Royals are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 12 games.
Cleveland is 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Cleveland is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Indians are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 16 games against an opponent in the American League.
Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Betting Picks
The Kansas City Royals are stronger than the Indians with their batting squad. Cleveland has drastically declined their overall performance in the past. The baseball betting odds are back in favor of the Indians to win.
Score Prediction: Indians 5, Royals 3.