Indians vs. Royals Prediction
With their ace on the hill, will the Indians pick up a win tonight when they visit the Royals at 8:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Indians are -145 money line favorites versus the Royals, who have odds of +130 to pull off the upset tonight at home. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 7.5 runs with Corey Kluber set to face Ian Kennedy in the pitching matchup.
CLEVELAND: The Indians are 7-2 in their last nine games versus American League Central opponents but are just 1-4 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter. They're also 5-1 in their last six games after losing the first two games of a series but are also just 1-7 in their last eight games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.
KANSAS CITY: As for the Royals, they've won four straight games and are also 8-1 in their last nine games following a victory. They're also a perfect 4-0 in their last four games versus American League Central rivals and are 7-2 in their last nine games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
OUR PREDICTION: Despite Cleveland's struggles and Kasnas City's recent success, the play tonight is to back the Indians, who have been profitable with Kluber on the hill recently. He's settled in, and the Indians are now 4-1 in his last five starts. They're also 4-1 in Kluber's last five starts versus American League Central opponents and 4-1 in his last five outings versus a team with a winning record.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: CLEVELAND INDIANS -145