Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 6/6/24

Cleveland Guardians (40-20) vs Kansas City Royals (36-26)

Game Info: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Tanner Bibee (4-1) (3.74) vs Brady Singer 4-2) (2.63)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -157 / Kansas City Royals +144 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Guardians meet Thursday in MLB action from Progressive Field. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians prediction. This will be the final installment in a two-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• The Cleveland Guardians recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cleveland Guardians

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Guardians

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Guardians game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Royals played the San Diego Padres in their weekend series. Kansas City took losses 11-8 and 7-3 in the first two installments of that set before a 4-3 victory on Sunday staved off the sweep. After an 8-5 opener loss to Cleveland, on Wednesday the game was called off due to weather. We’ll have a doubleheader makeup game on August 26.

It’ll be Brady Singer in the starter role for the Royals on Thursday. Singer is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 64 strikeouts this year.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

Over on the Guardians’ side, they took on the Washington Nationals in their last series. Cleveland won 7-1 and 3-2 in the first two games but then fell 5-2 on Sunday.

Tanner Bibee will take the mound for the start on Thursday for the Guardians. This year Bibee is 4-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 starts with 69 Ks in 65.0 innings. Bibee is 14-5 with a 3.22 ERA in 37 career starts.

Total Runs Facts

  • Five of the Guardians' last six games as favorites against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Royals' last five day games against AL Central 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 as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last five Thursday day games against American League opponents.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Naylor has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances against the Royals after not playing the previous day.
  • Andres Gimenez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Josh Naylor has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has recorded two hits in each of his four previous home appearances against the Royals after not playing the previous day.
  • Jose Ramirez ranks T6th in the league in Home Runs (16) this season.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Isbel has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances at Progressive Field against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four games against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more hits in each of the Royals' last five games as road underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Royals' last nine games as underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last four games against the Guardians.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Royals' last five games as road underdogs.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last seven day games.
  • Brady Singer has recorded four or more strikeouts in 21 of his last 22 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 5th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.319) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cleveland Guardians are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and walks allowed this season.
  • The Cleveland Guardians are one of only 5 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for triples this season (14).
  • The Kansas City Royals are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and batting average this season.

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

I’ll stay with the Guardians. Bibee has been pitching pretty well lately. Over his last three starts Bibee is 2-0 with five earned runs in 19.1 total innings on 13 hits and three walks. He should be good for a quality outing here. As for Singer, he’s given up just two earned over his last 11.0 innings.

On Tuesday the Guardians came back from a 5-0 deficit and made the most of their seven team hits. I like Cleveland to return strong after the rainout and power out a win Thursday.

Andrew’s Pick Cleveland Guardians -157

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