Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 1 (6/1): MLB
- Cirk Kousins
- Jun 1, 2022, 4:58:02 AM
Credit: photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||1:10 p.m. EST|
|Royals money line||+122|
|Royals run line||+1.5 (-165)|
|Guardians money line||-145|
|Guardians run line||-1.5 (+140)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Kansas City Royals||Cleveland Guardians|
|Road / home record||8-17||10-8|
|Last 10 record||2-8||5-5|
|Over / under record||26-20-2||21-21-2|
|Runs / game||3.84||4.57|
|Runs allowed / game||5.18||4.31|
The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Guardians will play the 3rd game of the series at the Progressive Field on Wednesday. The Guardians beat the Royals again in the second of the series 8-3. Austin Hedges hit a three-run homer and rookie Oscar Gonzalez doubled in two runs.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals get here with a 16-32 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.84 runs and allowing 5.18 runs per game. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .329 AVG. and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez has 6 home runs and 16 RBI.
Daniel Lynch gave up 6 runs in 9 hits and struck out only 2 in just 4 innings pitched.
Probable Pitcher: Brad Keller (1-5, 3.95 ERA)
Keller will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Royals. Keller took the loss Friday, surrendering six runs on 11 hits and three walks over four innings as the Royals fell 10-7 to the Twins. He struck out three. In his last start against the Guardians he threw 6 scoreless innings and struck out 5 batters as the Guardians won the game 1-0 but he didn't factor in the decision.
The Guardians get here with a 21-24 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.57 runs per game and allowing 4.3 runs. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .299 avg, 13 home runs and 51 RBI.
Cal Quantrill (2-3) worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, to remain unbeaten in his career at Progressive Field.
Probable Pitcher: Konnor Pilkington (0-0, 3.75 ERA)
Pilkington will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Guardians. He gave up three runs on seven hits and four walks in his second start of the season with the Guardians on Thursday in Detroit.
Kansas City are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games.
Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home.
Cleveland are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City.
The Royals continue to struggle defensively and offensively, they have allowed 15 runs in the last 2 games and scored only 3 per game. Brad Keller held the Guardians to zero runs in his first start of the season but he has struggled since then. The Guardians offense is on fire right now and it's hard to go against them. The thing is that the Guardians have won only 1 game when Pilington has pitched so I think the play here is the over.
PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)
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