Guardians vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, June 6, 2024

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The Kansas City Royals (36-26) and Bobby Witt Jr. (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (+139) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Cleveland Guardians (40-20) on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET on BSKC.

Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Brady Singer.

Guardians vs. Royals Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -163
  • Royals odds to win: +139
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
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    Guardians and Royals Betting Trends

    The Guardians have won 70% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (28-12).

    Cleveland has gone 7-3 (winning 70% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -163 or shorter.

    The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 35 times this season and won 17, or 48.6%, of those games.

    Kansas City has a record of 1-3 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least +139 on the moneyline.

    The Guardians have played in 60 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-26-4).

    The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 27 of their 62 opportunities.

    Guardians Stats & Insights

    The Guardians are the third-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.1 runs per game (306 total).

    Cleveland ranks 13th in baseball with 66 total home runs.

    The Guardians have the 16th-ranked batting average in the league (.238).

    Cleveland strikes out 7.5 times per game to rank fourth in the majors.

    The nine strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Guardians pitching staff ranks third in the majors.

    Cleveland has the seventh-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.50).

    Royals Stats & Insights

    The Royals are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking seventh with 302 total runs this season.

    Kansas City ranks 15th in Major League Baseball with 64 home runs.

    The Royals have a team batting average of .253 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.

    Kansas City has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the second-best strikeout rate (seven per game) among MLB offenses.

    The Royals average just nine strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in the big leagues.

    Kansas City has pitched to a 3.60 ERA this season, which ranks eighth in baseball.

    Guardians Key Players to Watch

    Bibee (4-1) takes the mound for the Guardians in his 13th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.74 ERA in 65 2/3 innings pitched, with 69 strikeouts.

    Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs with 16, runs batted in with 58 and his batting average of .272 is also best on his team.

    Josh Naylor’s 16 home runs are most among Cleveland batters. He’s driven in 44 runs this season while slugging .500.

    Andres Gimenez is slashing .271/.331/.376 this season for the Guardians.

    David Fry has collected 38 hits this season and has an OBP of .479. He’s slugging .613 on the year.

    Royals Key Players to Watch

    The Royals’ Singer (4-2) will make his 12th start of the season.

    Witt paces the Royals in home runs (11), runs batted in (46) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .319.

    Maikel Garcia has 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 19 walks while batting .267.

    Salvador Perez is batting .315 with 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 18 walks.

    Vinnie Pasquantino is hitting .239 with 15 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 21 walks.

    Guardians and Royals Injuries

    Guardians: Eli Morgan: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Karinchak: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Stephan: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gavin Williams: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Royals: Michael Massey: 10 Day IL (Back), Michael Wacha: 15 Day IL (Foot), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Guardians vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 4, Royals 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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