Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/24/2020
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+192) Indians (-215)
The Kansas City Royals visit Progressive Field on Friday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Shane Bieber for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +192 and Cleveland at -215. The Royals had a 82-74-6 over/under record and a 59-103-0 run line mark last year. The Indians were 93-69-0 against the run line and had a 71-86-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals were 82-74-6 against the over/under last year
The Kansas City Royals were 59-103-0 against the run line last season
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians were 71-86-5 against the over/under last year
The Cleveland Indians were 93-69-0 against the run line last season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/21/2020 Brad Keller SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/21/2020 Seuly Matias RF Oblique Questionable for start of season
7/20/2020 Jake Junis SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/17/2020 Nick Dini C Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/17/2020 Daniel Tillo RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/16/2020 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/15/2020 Ryan O'Hearn 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/11/2020 Cam Gallagher C Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/8/2020 Matt Reynolds SS Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/8/2020 Ronald Bolanos SP Ribs Questionable for start of season
7/8/2020 Meibrys Viloria C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/20/2020 Jordan Luplow RF Back Questionable for start of season
7/18/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Back Questionable for start of season
7/15/2020 Delino DeShields CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals had a 59-103 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy had a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.31. He had 115 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he gave up 125 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.07 and they gave up 599 base hits on the year. Teams hit .267 against the bullpen and they struck out 543 hitters while walking 270 batters. As a team, Kansas City allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Royals pitchers collectively gave up 1,525 base hits and 824 earned runs last year. They allowed 221 home runs last season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff walked 582 batters and struck out 1,230. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit was 4.90.
As a team Kansas City hit .247, good for 18th in the league. The Royals held a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Whit Merrifield hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .348 last year. He had 206 hits last season in 681 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 112. Jorge Soler hit .265 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .354. He totaled 156 hits and he drove in 117 men in 589 at bats. His OPS+ was 138 while his slugging percentage was at .569. The Royals had 1,356 hits last season, including 281 doubles and 162 home runs. Kansas City walked 456 times last year and they struck out 1,405 times as a unit. They left 1,056 men on base and had a team OPS of .710. They scored 4.27 runs per contest and scored a total of 691 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland had a 93-69 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Shane Bieber had a 15-8 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He had 259 strikeouts over the 214.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 186 hits. He allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.32. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.76 and they gave up 473 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers struck out 526 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They were 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Indians pitchers as a team surrendered 1,308 base knocks and 601 earned runs last season. They gave up 207 home runs last year, which ranked 21st in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,508 batters. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.22 while their FIP as a staff was 4.06.
As a team, they batted .250, good for 15th in the league. The Indians held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which was good for 15th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup after batting .281 with an OBP of .397 last season. He had 161 hits last year along with 93 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 136. Francisco Lindor hit .284 last season and he had an OBP of .335. He collected 170 hits in 598 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He had an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Indians as a unit had 1,354 base hits last season, including 286 doubles and 223 homers. Cleveland walked 563 times last year and they struck out on 1,332 occasions. They left 1,072 men on base and had an OPS of .756. They scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 769 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians (-215) and over 8.5 total runs
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