Guardians vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/24

Guardians vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/24

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Royals vs. Guardians: MLB Predictions and In-depth Analysis

The Kansas City Royals are ready to battle it out with the Cleveland Guardians in a matchup that every MLB fan has been eagerly anticipating. With both teams sporting solid starters, our MLB picks for today forecast a thrilling match-up. Read on for our detailed analysis of both teams, including pitching stats, hitting stats, injury updates, and a final prediction.

 

The Cleveland Guardians' Performance

At 49-50 overall and second in the AL Central, the Guardians enter this matchup off the back of a 4-hit outing by Steven Kwan. They have performed well at home, with a 26-23 record, and have enjoyed a 12-5 record in games where they hit two or more home runs.

Guardians' pitcher Logan Allen (4-2) will be one to watch out for. Despite a 1.37 WHIP, his 3.21 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season underline his strengths on the mound.

Offensively, Josh Naylor has been leading the Guardians with 15 home runs and a slugging percentage of .514. Steven Kwan, too, has been consistent recently with two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

However, injuries to key players like Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie could limit their tactical options and overall performance in this matchup.

 

The Kansas City Royals' Performance

The Royals come into this game with a 28-73 overall record and a dismal 13-37 record on the road. They've demonstrated their scoring potential with an 18-11 record in games where they've put up five or more runs.

Royals' starter Ryan Yarbrough (2-5) maintains a 5.21 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, with 23 strikeouts. His recent hamstring issue, however, may be a cause for concern.

Bobby Witt Jr. and MJ Melendez are key offensive players for the Royals. Witt Jr. has 16 doubles, six triples, and 16 home runs this season, while Melendez has managed four doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.

But their injury list is extensive, with notable players such as Josh Staumont and Brad Keller on the IL. This could significantly affect their performance in this game.

 

Prediction

Given the solid performances of both starting pitchers, the KingPin.pro iOS and Android app anticipates a defensive, low-scoring match-up, reinforcing the under of 8.5 runs as the best bet. Both Logan Allen and Ryan Yarbrough have demonstrated their ability to control the game from the mound. Allen's consistent pitching performance and Yarbrough's potential bounce-back after his injury hint at a tighter, lower-scoring game.

Despite the offensive capabilities of both teams, their respective pitcher's form and recent stats suggest a match more likely to be dictated by pitching prowess than by batting might. Consequently, this game could very well turn into a pitching duel, with scoring opportunities at a premium.

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Pick: Under 8.5 runs

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