Royals vs. Indians MLB Prediction
The Royals have had issues beating the Indians in Cleveland, which is where the AL Central rivals will meet on Monday night at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will Cleveland cash as a large home favorite?
959 Kansas City Royals (+145) at 960 Cleveland Indians (-170); o/u 9.5
1:10 p.m. ET, Monday, September 27, 2021
Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Kansas City Royals DFS SPIN
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored on Sunday as the Royals topped the Tigers 2-1. Merrifield led off the game with a double off of Wily Peralta, then came around to score the first run on an RBI single by Andrew Benintendi. He's having another terrific season as the table-setter atop the Royals lineup, slashing .280/.320/.398 with 10 homers, 93 runs scored, 72 RBI and 40 stolen bases.
Cleveland Indians DFS Spin
Myles Straw went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base on Sunday in Cleveland's loss to the White Sox. Straw matched a season-high with four hits, including an RBI single off hard-throwing righty Michael Kopech in the seventh inning. He also picked up his 28th stolen base of the season in this one. The 26-year-old speedster owns a solid .272/.350/.347 triple-slash line with 77 runs scored, four homers, 46 RBI and 28 stolen bases across 604 plate appearances.
Royals vs. Indians Betting Prediction
The Royals are 16-35 in their last 51 games in Cleveland and are 29-61 in their last 90 games versus the Indians overall. They’re also just 1-6 in their last seven games as an underdog, are 1-4 in their last five games following a win and are 1-5 in their last six games when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous game. The Indians are 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss, are 14-5 in their last 19 games as a favorite and are 52-23 in their last 75 games as a home favorite.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS -170