Indians vs. Royals Saturday Prediction
The Indians dropped their first game in Kansas City but are they a good rebound candidate for bettors looking to fade the Royals on Saturday night? The AL Central rivals will square off at Kauffman Stadium again at 7:15 p.m. ET tonight.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:15 p.m. ET, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Indians to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Tyler Naquin went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Royals. Naquin took Brad Keller deep in the second inning for his first home run of the season. The 27-year-old is hitting .294 (10-for-34) through 11 games, but he’s done that with a 12/1 K/BB ratio. We’re not expecting much in fantasy leagues.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Indians. Gordon wore a special armband on Friday in tribune to a child who is battling cancer and delivered his 13th career four-hit game. It came at a nice time, as the Royals ended their 10-game losing streak. Gordon finished a triple shy of the cycle, slugging a two-run homer in a lengthy first inning against Carlos Carrasco and striking again in the fourth with an RBI double. The 35-year-old Gordon has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals this season, batting .390/.491/.732 with three homers, 13 RBI, and 12 runs scored over 12 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won five of their last seven games on Saturday.
The Royals are 18-39 in their last 57 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The ankle/calf injury that Francisco Lindor suffered zapped the Indians of one of their best hitters. Cleveland’s lack of offseason additions also did nothing to help the lineup, which thus far owns the fourth-lowest OPS (.605) in the league. That said, they’ll face Kansas City starter Homer Baily, who owned a 1.64 WHIP to go along with a 1.9 HR/9. He’s already allowed 10 runs and three home runs across 10 innings this year and despite the Tribe’s offensive struggles, I am hard-pressed to pass on Cleveland at -120.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -120