Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians - 6/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians - 6/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (20-24) vs Kansas City Royals (16-31)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Konnor Pilkington (0-0) (3.75) vs Brad Keller (1-5) (3.95)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -152 / Kansas City Royals +115 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Guardians face off on Wednesday in American League MLB showdown at Progressive Field. The Guardians have won the first two games of this series. On Tuesday, Cleveland won 8-3. 

Cleveland comes into this game with a 21-24 record overall and they have won two games in a row. Over the last two games. Cleveland has scored 15 runs total. The Guardians is averaging 4.62 runs per game but their pitching has been an issue at times giving up 4.20 runs per game. Jose Ramirez is playing like the MVP right now having hit 13 home runs and driven in 51 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Royals who sit with a 16-32 record overall and this season already seems like a lost cause. The Royals offense hasn’t been good, but their pitching has been even better giving up 5.31 runs per game. The run differential is -1.52 which is 29th in baseball. Bobby Whitt has been the top offensive player hitting six home runs and driving in 24 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Royals is Brad Keller who sits with a 1-5 record and an ERA of 3.95. In his last start against the Royals, he went four innings and gave up 11 hits and six runs. 

On the mound for Cleveland is Konnor Pilkington who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 3.75. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went 3.1 innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs. 

The Royals are 5-1 in Keller’s last six starts on Wednesday. The Royals are 0-4 in Keller’s last four starts. The under is 4-0 in Guardians' last four home games. The under is 7-1 in Keller’s last eight games played on Wednesday. 

The Royals have lost the last four starts with Keller on the mound, and they aren’t going to snap out of that here. The Royals offense has been awful this season, and Keller has been getting hit hard. The Guardians have scored 15 total runs in the first two games of the series, and their offense will continue the success here. Back the Guardians.

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