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Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 6-6-24 Picks

Kansas City Royals (36-26) vs. Cleveland Guardians (40-20)
June 6, 2024 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Guardians -150 / Kansas City Royals +130; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article we will formulate a Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 6th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game two in the series. 

Guardians Go For Series Win 

The Cleveland Guardians are 40-20 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Cleveland won the first game in this series by a score of 8-5 on Tuesday, before the game on Wednesday was postponed. Prior to this series, the Guardians won two out of three against the Nationals, lost two out of three against the Rockies, and swept the Angels in three games. Cleveland is 13-3 in their last 16 games and they continue to lead the Royals in the AL Central. 

The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.50 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .232 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 306 runs with a .238 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .272 with 16 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. Cleveland is third in the MLB in runs scored this season and they have scored at least four runs in 10 of their last 12 games. 

Royals Trying to Get Back on Track 

The Kansas City Royals are 36-26 this year and they have lost four of their last five games. Kansas City dropped game one in this series and blew a 5-0 lead in the loss. Prior to this series, the Royals lost two out of three against the Padres, lost three out of four against the Twins, and won two out of three against the Rays. Kansas City is just 2-7 in their last nine games and they are second in the AL Central. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 302 runs with a .253 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .319 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City is eighth in team ERA this season, but they have allowed seven runs or more in four of their last five games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Brady Singer, who is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 61.2 innings pitched this year. Singer has allowed one earned run in four of his last five starts, but did allow four earned runs and nine hits against Seattle three starts ago. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland Tanner Bibee, who is 4-1 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 65.0 innings pitched this season. Bibee has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last four starts, but did allow three earned runs and six hits against the Angels two starts ago. 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

The Royals have won three of their last four games against the Guardians.
The Guardians have lost three of their last four day games against the Royals following a win.
The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games following a win.
The Royals have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games against American League opponents following a loss.
The Royals have led after 5 innings in each of their last five Thursday games.
The Royals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against American League opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Twenty-two of the Guardians’ last 26 day games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
Five of the Royals’ last six day games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Guardians’ last three games against American League opponents.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Royals’ last five Thursday day games.

Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 

Cleveland rolls into this game 20 games above .500 and they have a pretty healthy lead in the AL Central. The Guardians have been dominant at home this season and they are going for another series win here. Kansas City has had a very successful season, but they are in a rough patch and could really use a good start. The Royals will turn to Brady Singer, who has been very dependable this season, but hasn’t pitched since May 25th. Cleveland is going with Tanner Bibee, who has been up and down so far this year. I know Kansas City is struggling, but I really like how Singer has looked and my Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals prediction is for the Royals to get the win. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Royals ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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