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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 6-30-24 Picks

Cleveland Guardians (52-29) vs. Kansas City Royals (46-39)
June 30, 2024 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals -135 / Cleveland Guardians +115; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 30th at Kaufmann Stadium.

Guardians Finally One Win

After losing the first couple of games of the series, the Guardians were finally able to get one back on Saturday. The Guardians scored seven runs and that was enough to win by five. Jose Ramirez finished with a home run and drove in two RBIs. Tanner Bibbee had a solid start, going six innings, giving up four hits and two runs. The Guardians are averaging 5.0 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 4th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit 23 home runs so far. Getting the start for the Guardians will be Logan Allen, who sits with an 8-3 record and an ERA of 5.72. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles he went three innings giving up nine hits and six runs. 

Royals Need This Win

The Royals really need this win and as they try to climb the AL Central standings. On Saturday, the Royals only scored two runs and that wasn’t enough as they were defeated. Michael Massey and Vinne Pasquantino both hit a home run. The Royals are averaging 4.54 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.94 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 8th. Bobby Witt has hit 12 home runs and driven in 52 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Royals will be Seth Lugo, who sits with a 10-2 record and an ERA of 2.29. In his last start against the Miami Marlins, he went six innings giving two hits and zero runs. 

Why the Royals Will Beat The Guardians

  • The Royals have won each of their last seven games as home favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • The Guardians have lost four of their last five day games against the Royals following a road win.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in seven of their last eight home games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games against American League opponents following a road win.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

This is a big pitching advantage for the Royals and that is going to be the difference here. The Royals send Lugo to the mound, and he gave up zero runs in his last start. He sits with an ERA of 2.29, and he’s going to slow down the Guardians here. The Royals’ offense is going to tee off on Allen here, and they are going to go get the job done here with ease. Back the Royals on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Guardians ML

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