Royals vs. Indians Prediction
The Cleveland Indians are coming off a home sweep over the weekend and will remain home today when they open a series against the Kansas City Royals. Is another win in store for Cleveland?
Monday, June 24, 2019
Progressive Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SportsTime Ohio
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +165 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Information for the latest updates.
Royals salvage split with Twins
Kansas City cruised to a 6-1 home victory Sunday afternoon over Minnesota to take two out of four games in the series. Hunter Dozier paced the Royals offense as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Alex Gordon was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs. Billy Hamilton finished 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored. Homer Bailey picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk over 5 1/3 innings. Brad Keller will start tonight for KC as he enters with a 3-9 record, 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 68 strikeouts over 97 innings pitched.
Indians win third straight over Tigers
Cleveland picked up an 8-3 home victory Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep over Detroit. A five-run second inning put the Indians ahead 5-1 and the hosts rolled from there. Carlos Santana helped pace the Cleveland offense as he ended the contest 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored. Jason Kipnis finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Francisco Lindor was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Jose Ramirez completed the game 2-for-4 and scored two RBIs. Zach Plesac earned the win as he gave up one earned run on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk over seven innings. Adam Plutko gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 3-1 record, 4.55 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 22 strikeouts over 27 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 25-51 in their last 76 games overall. Kansas City is 1-10 in the last 11 Keller starts.
The Indians are 6-1 in the last seven Plutko starts. Cleveland is 0-5 in its last five Monday games.
Keller has been a disappointment this season for the Royals and I don't like his chances on the road here against an Indians team trying to make up ground in the AL Central standings. Cleveland's offense seems to be hitting its stride and Plutko has been a serviceable starting pitcher this month. I'm taking Cleveland here without hesitation.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS -175