Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Royals (+210) Indians (-240)
The Kansas City Royals visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Mike Montgomery for the Royals and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +210 and Cleveland at -240. The Royals had a 82-74-6 over/under record and a 59-103-0 run line mark last season. 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
7/23/2020 Chance Adams RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/23/2020 Jesse Hahn RP Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/23/2020 Randy Rosario RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2020 Seuly Matias RF Oblique Probable for Jul 24
7/23/2020 Ronald Bolanos SP Ribs Probable for Jul 24
7/22/2020 Jorge Soler DH Not Injury Related Probable for Jul 24
7/22/2020 Hunter Dozier 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/21/2020 Brad Keller SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Jake Junis SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
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
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/23/2020 Jefry Rodriguez SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/21/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Probable for Jul 24
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 Mike Montgomery had a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.62. He had 69 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he gave up 113 hits. He allowed 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.52. 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 while striking out 543 hitters and 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. Nicky Lopez hit .240 with an on-base percentage of .276 last year. He had 91 hits last season in 379 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .325 and an OPS+ of 59. Alex Gordon hit .266 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .345. He totaled 148 hits and he drove in 76 men in 556 at bats. His OPS+ was 96 while his slugging percentage was at .396. 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 5.29, Carlos Carrasco had a 6-7 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He had 96 strikeouts over the 80 innings he pitched. He also gave up 92 hits. He allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.41. 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. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup after batting .279 with an OBP of .333 last season. He had 171 hits last year along with 71 RBI in 612 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 91. Jose Ramirez hit .255 last season and he had an OBP of .327. He collected 123 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He had an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .479. 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.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals (+210)
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