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Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals 5/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Odds & Info

Game Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Wednesday May 5, 2021, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, USA
Latest odds
CLE -165 ; O/U 7
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The Cleveland Indians will visit Kaufman Stadium Wednesday night to take on the Kansas City Royals. The Indians are a game above .500 on the year at 14-13 after an 8-6 win against the Royals Monday night. Franmil Reyes leads the way for the Indians with 3 hits and 2 RBI's, while Josh Naylor added 2 hits and 3 RBI's as well.

Cleveland ranks 10th in the MLB defensively allowing 4.04 runs on 6.96 hits per game. Shane Bieber (3-2 2.76 ERA) will get the ball Wednesday night for the Indians. Bieber has allowed 13 earned runs on 28 hits in 42.1 innings pitched across the first 6 starts of the season.

The Kansas City Royals enter Wednesday night 16-11 after dropping 3 of the last 5 games played. The Royals are a high powered offensive team scoring 4.67 runs on 7.85 hits per game.  Carlos Santana leads the way for the Royals with a .278 batting average to go along with 6 home runs and 21 Rbi's on the year.

Pitching and defense has been the biggest challenge for the Royals on the year, as the team allows 4.85 runs on 8.19 hits per game. The Royals will give the ball to Brady Singer ( 1-3 3.09 ERA) will get the ball Wednesday night for KC. Singer has struggled on the year allowing 8 earned runs on 19 hits in 23.1 innings pitched in 5 starts this season.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Indians are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games
  • Total has gone OVER in 6 of the last 8 games played for Cleveland
  • The Royals are 7-4 SU in their last 11 games 
  • Total has gone OVER in the last 5 games for the Royals 

Free MLB Pick:

Cleveland Indians -165

The Indians come into this game playing well and have already taken 2 of 3 from the Royals earlier this year. Cleveland will have the much better pitcher on the mound to go along with the better pitching staff. The Royals are struggling as of late and Bieber will have no issue keeping the Royals bats grounded Wednesday. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 6-2.

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