Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians - 10/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Cleveland Guardians (89-69) vs Kansas City Royals (64-94)
Game Info: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm (Progressive Field)
Shane Bieber (12-8) (2.91) vs Max Castillo (0-1) (4.98)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -233 / Kansas City Royals +192 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals will play the Cleveland Guardians in Game 3 of their series at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals are 64-94 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Kansas City won Game 2 of this series by a score of 7-1 on Saturday night. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .270 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 625 runs with a .245 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .256 with 20 home runs and 80 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Max Castillo, who is 0-1 with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 34.1 innings pitched this season.
The Cleveland Guardians are 89-69 this season and have won three of their last four games. Cleveland won Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-1 on Friday night. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.48 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 675 runs with a .253 batting average and a .315 on base percentage this year. Jose Ramirez is batting .274 with 29 home runs and 122 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. The projected starter for Cleveland is Shane Bieber, who is 12-8 with a 2.91 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 195 innings pitched this season.
Kansas City is 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games. The under is 9-4 in Kansas City’s last 13 game three’s of a series. Cleveland is 6-0 in their last 6 game three’s of a series and 4-2 in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in Cleveland’s last 6 games against the AL Central. Kansas City is 19-39 in these two teams last 58 head to head meetings.
Cleveland has been playing very good baseball over the last month or so, but did lose 7-1 on Saturday night. Kansas City is currently last in the AL Central and has the second worst record in the AL. Kansas City is starting Max Castillo, who has allowed nine runs over his last 4 innings pitched. For the Guardians, Shane Bieber has allowed six runs over his last 13.2 innings pitched this season. I like the Guardians to win this game by at least two runs.
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