Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks 6/24/2019
Monday, June 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Adam Plutko
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (41-35, 2nd in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (26-51, 5th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Monday, June 24, 2019. The Indians open this game at -152 while the Royals are priced at +142. The total opens at 9.
The Royals have been a terrible choice for bettors, having gone 26-51-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 53.9% of the time, going 41-35-0 straight up. The Indians have been a solid play for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 30-28-0 SU. The Royals are covering 31.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 21-46-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a pretty good Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 38-34-5.
The Royals are covering 29.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 11-26-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 56.4% of the time at Progressive Field, going 22-17-0 SU.
The Indians have been a terrible Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 31-42-3.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
6/20/2019 Adalberto Mondesi SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/10/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
3/28/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
6/21/2019 Mike Clevinger SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/19/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/14/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/28/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 26-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.45 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 68 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 256 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 690 base hits and 375 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 595. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Alex Gordon is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 70 hits this season in 269 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 108. Whit Merrifield is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 321 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Royals have 634 hits, including 130 doubles and 77 home runs. Kansas City has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 664 times as a unit. They have left 503 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 327 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 41-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Adam Plutko has a 3-1 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 246 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 599 base knocks and 286 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 216 hitters and struck out 718 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .353. He has 66 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 230 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 121. Carlos Santana is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 78 hits in 267 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Indians as a unit have 589 base hits, including 113 doubles and 96 homers. Cleveland has walked 281 times this year and they have struck out on 641 occasions. They have had 507 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 333 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +142
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