Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/10/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+188) Indians (-205)
Maikel Franco and the Kansas City Royals (15-28, 5th in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (26-16, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this matchup have the Royals priced at +188 and the Indians are at -205. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Brady Singer and Aaron Civale.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/9/2020 Carlos Hernandez RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2020 Jorge Soler DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/7/2020 Salvador Perez C Eye Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/2/2020 Ian Kennedy RP Calf Out for the season
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 18
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/8/2020 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Probable for Sep 9
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 15-28 overall record this season. Singer (1-4 mark) sits with a FIP of 5.20 and he has faced 175 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.61 (25 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.446. He has conceded 43 base hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 15 free passes. Singer has taken the hill for 40 frames and has accumulated 36 punchouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 373 base hits and 193 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 359. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Maikel Franco is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 43 hits this season in 161 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 106. Whit Merrifield is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .303. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Royals have 340 hits, including 73 doubles and 48 home runs. Kansas City has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 26-16 overall mark this year. In his career, Civale has surrendered 94 hits while totaling 95 K's in 109 innings pitched. He has allowed 36 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.090 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.80 and he has faced 436 batters during his pro baseball career. Civale (6-8 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 2.97 ERA and has conceded 7.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 145 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 298 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 106 hitters and struck out 429 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .350. He has 39 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 118. Franmil Reyes is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 47 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Indians as a unit have 315 base hits, including 60 doubles and 43 homers. Cleveland has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out on 369 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals (+188)
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