Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Corey Kluber
The Kansas City Royals head to Progressive Field on Sunday, May 13, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +255 and Cleveland at -280. The Royals have a 15-21-2 over/under mark and a 16-22-0 run line record. The Indians are 14-23-0 against the run line and have a 19-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 15-21-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 16-22-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 19-17-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 14-23-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 13-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.49 this year. He has 39 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.86 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .287 against the bullpen and they've struck out 85 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.39. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 373 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 258. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Royals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 46 hits this season in 153 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 140. Whit Merrifield is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Royals have 344 hits, including 66 doubles and 37 home runs. Kansas City has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 270 times as a unit. They have left 278 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 160 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.62, Corey Kluber has a 5-2 record and a 0.81 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 102 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 304 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 328 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th in the league. The Indians hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .362. He has 46 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 138. Jose Ramirez is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 41 hits in 143 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .587. The Indians as a unit have 314 base hits, including 67 doubles and 55 homers. Cleveland has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 330 occasions. They have had 250 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 173 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +255
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks