Royals vs. Indians Prediction
The host Cleveland Indians won on a walk-off home run in the 10th inning last night over the Kansas City Royals. Will Cleveland send last-place Kansas City to another loss tonight?
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Progressive Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SportsTime Ohio
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -225 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +205 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 87 percent of public bets are siding with host Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Royals fall in 10 innings
Kansas City lost by a count of 3-2 in 10 innings Monday night at Cleveland to drop to 27-52 overall and 11-27 on the road. Whit Merrifield helped pace the Royals offense as he ended the game 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Nicky Lopez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Cheslor Cuthbert ended the game 1-for-3 with a walk. Wily Peralta took the loss in relief as he surrendered a home run to the only batter he faced. Glenn Sparkman takes the mound tonight for KC as he enters with a 2-3 record, 3.62 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 27 strikeouts over 49 2/3 innings.
Kipnis hits walk-off home run
Jason Kipnis hit a walk-off home run Monday night to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning to send Cleveland to a 3-2 home victory over Kansas City. Kipnis finished the game 3-for-5 with the solo homer. Jose Ramirez was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, a run and an RBI. Bobby Bradley ended the contest 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Brad Hand picked up the win in relief as he struck out one in a perfect inning. Shane Bieber draws the start tonight as he comes in with a 6-3 record, 3.86 ERA and 1.08 ERA with 116 strikeouts over 91 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 25-52 in their last 77 games overall. Kansas City is 1-4 in the last five Sparkman starts.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last Tuesday games. Cleveland is 5-1 in its last six home games.
Cleveland has the definite pitching advantage here and a couple bats appear to be heating up such as Ramirez. The Royals have struggled on the road all season and I foresee another uphill battle here. Take the Indians at home behind what should be a strong Bieber outing.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS