Cleveland Guardians vs. Kansas City Royals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Nicky Lopez has 99 hits, and will try to collect his 100th when his Kansas City Royals (64-94) meet the Cleveland Guardians (90-69) at 6:10 PM ET on Monday.

The Guardians are the home favorite (-186) against the Royals (+158). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Cleveland Guardians looking to Triston McKenzie (11-11), and Zack Greinke (4-9) taking the ball for the Kansas City Royals. The game’s total is set at 7.

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Guardians vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Cleveland was the moneyline favorite for eight of its last 10 games, and finished 6-2 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Guardians and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times.
  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 7-3-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and won three of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Royals and their opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • Kansas City has won seven of its last 10 games against the spread.

Guardians vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Triston McKenzie

  • The Guardians have gone 17-15-0 ATS in McKenzie’s 32 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Guardians have been favored on the moneyline in 19 of McKenzie’s starts this season, and they went 13-6 in those games.
  • McKenzie’s team has won 19 of his 29 starts.
  • McKenzie’s starts hit the over on the run total 13 times in 32 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Zack Greinke

  • Greinke’s team is 16-9-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • His team has been victorious in 42.9% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 9-12.
  • Greinke’s team has won 12 of his 25 starts.
  • Out of Greinke’s 25 starts with a total this season, 11 have hit the over.

Guardians Batting Leaders

  • Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 29 home runs and 122 runs batted in.
  • Ramirez’s home runs rank 22nd in MLB and he ranks third in RBI in MLB.
  • Ramirez heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .286 with a triple, a home run, a walk and five RBI.
  • Steven Kwan is batting .301 to pace his team.
  • Kwan ranks 263rd in home runs among hitters in MLB action and 139th in RBI.
  • Kwan heads into this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .372 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Amed Rosario has 26 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .280.
  • Andres Gimenez has 26 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .300.
  • Gimenez heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .263 with a double, a home run, a walk and an RBI.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .254 with 80 RBI, both of which rank first among Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Witt Jr. is 62nd in homers and 39th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .224 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .405 this season.
  • Melendez is 75th among hitters in the big leagues in homers, and 92nd in RBI.
  • Melendez heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .368 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and three RBI.
  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs with 23. He’s driven in 76 runs and is slugging .465.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .238 with an OBP of .294 and a slugging percentage of .391 this season.

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