Kansas City Royals (14-27) at Cleveland Indians (25-15)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Brad Keller (3-1) (1.93) vs. Zach Plesac (2-1) (1.33)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -215 / Kansas City Royals +196 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians meet Monday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Kansas City Royals need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 41 hits and 22 RBI while Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler have combined for 71 hits and 42 RBI. Brad Keller gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Keller is 2-1 with a 1.39 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Indians have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 45 hits and 17 RBI while Franmil Reyes and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 88 hits and 38 RBI. Zach Plesac gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Plesac is 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 17-37 in their last 54 games as an underdog, 50-105 in their last 155 road games and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The Indians are 15-6 in their last 21 games as a home favorite, 64-28 in their last 92 games as a favorite and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Royals last 6 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Indians last 5 overall. The Royals are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Cleveland and 23-48 in the last 71 meetings.
Brad Keller has allowed six runs and 17 hits through 28 innings the season while Zach Plesac has allowed four runs and 13 hits in his last 19 innings. The Kansas City Royals are going through a nasty slump and probably hold no betting value in their current form, but we're getting a solid pitcher in Keller at almost two times our money. Yes, the Indians are playing the hotter baseball, but with Keller pitching well in his own right, I'll take a shot in the dark with the Royals as a massive underdog.