Indians vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians continue to distance themselves in the AL Central when they face the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the heavy favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -220 to win tonight. Kansas City is listed with odds of +200 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians take first two of series
The Indians have won three straight games following Tuesday’s 6-4 victory over the Royals. The Indians are 47-37 overall and 20-24 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.05 runs per game this season while allowing 4.17 per contest.
Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians this evening. He has pitched in 17 games this year and has a 7-6 record with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Bauer has pitched a total of 113.2 innings and has 148 strikeouts with 36 walks.
Royals fall again
The Royals suffered their fifth straight loss on Tuesday. They have failed to scored more than four runs in all five games. Kansas City is now 25-60 overall and 11-31 at home. KC is averaging just 3.47 runs per game this season while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Trevor Oaks is on the mound for the Royals this evening. He has started one game and pitched in a total of three. Oaks is 0-1 with a 7.45 ERA and a 2.17 WHIP. He has eight strikeouts and two walks over 9.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 11 of their last 15 games and 48 of their last 64 AL Central games. They are also 16-5 in their last 21 Wednesday games.
The Royals are just 2-5 in their last seven division games. They have also lost seven straight at home against a team with a losing road record.
The Indians now have a 10.5-game lead in the AL Central thanks to the division being pretty awful outside of Cleveland. The Royals are a mess at the plate and they have a poor starter on the mound today. Bauer should be able to run right through this lineup and I expect the Cleveland hitters to pounce on Oaks for a lopsided victory. The run line hasn’t been set yet, but feel comfortable going with that once it comes out.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -220