Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-240) Royals (+210)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Jorge Soler and the Kansas City Royals (13-21, 5th in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (21-13, 2nd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Indians priced at -240 and the Royals are at +210. The total has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger and Jakob Junis.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
8/31/2020 Ian Kennedy RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/31/2020 Nick Heath CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2020 Salvador Perez C Eye Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/16/2020 Daniel Tillo RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2020 Foster Griffin RP Elbow Out for the season
8/10/2020 Franchy Cordero RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/8/2020 Mike Montgomery SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/7/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/16/2020 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 21-13 overall record this season. Clevinger has taken the ball for 523 innings and is sitting with 584 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.20 (186 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.197. He has surrendered 422 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 204 walks. Clevinger (42-22 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 2,137 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.88. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 237 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 347. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.36.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .221, good for 26th in the league. The Indians hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 37 hits this season in 139 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 100. Carlos Santana is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Indians have 246 hits, including 47 doubles and 33 home runs. Cleveland has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 308 times as a unit. They have left 242 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 13-21 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Junis has given up 490 hits while accumulating 418 strikeouts in 462 frames. He has surrendered 241 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.343 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.19 and he has gone up against 2,008 hitters thus far in his career. Junis (27-29 career mark) has earned a 4.69 ERA and has given up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 277 base knocks and 139 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 297 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jorge Soler comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .348. He has 31 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 126. Hunter Dozier is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 15 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Royals as a unit have 275 base hits, including 62 doubles and 42 homers. Kansas City has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 293 occasions. They have had 220 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals (+210)
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