Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 30 (5/30): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 30 (5/30): MLB

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Time 6:10 p.m. EST
Royals money line +138
Royals run line +1.5 (-135)
Guardians money line -164
Guardians run line -1.5 (+115)
Over / under 9


Key stats

  Kansas City Royals Cleveland Guardians
Record 16-30 19-24
Road / home record 8-15 8-8
Last 10 record 2-8 3-7
Streak L1 L1
Over / under record 25-19-2 22-20-2
Runs / game 3.84 4.57
Runs allowed / game 5.18 4.31



The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Guardians meet again to play a 3-game series at the Progressive Field. The Royals tied 2-2 in their last series against the Twins while the Royals lost 2 of 3 games against the Tigers.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get here with a 16-30 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.

Brad Keller leads the team with a 3.95 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 1 win recorded for the Royals.

Probable Pitcher: Jonathan Heasley (0-2, 4.73 ERA)

Heasley will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Royals. Heasley didn't factor into the decision during Tuesday's 8-6 loss to Arizona, allowing three runs on four hits and six walks with five strikeouts in five innings.

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians get here with a 19-24 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.57 runs per game and allowing 4.3 runs. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .293 avg, 12 home runs and 48 RBI. 

Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with 2 wins and a 3.19 ERA, he has struck out 52 batters.

Probable Pitcher:  Zach Plesac (1-4, 5.40 ERA)

Plesac got the loss Tuesday after he pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five versus the Astros.


The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 10 games.

Kansas City are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.

Cleveland are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home.


The Royals have one of the worst defenses in the league and are allowing over 5 runs per game and the over has cashed in 9 of their last 10 games. The Guardians struggled against the Tigers and have lost in 6 of Plesac's 8 starts this season but their offense is strong and won't have trouble to score against Heasley. Take the over on this one.

PICK: Over 9 (-110)

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