Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 6/27/24

Kansas City Royals (44-38) vs Cleveland Guardians (51-26)

Game Info: Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Michael Wacha (4-6) (4.07) vs Ben Lively (7-3) (3.03)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +100 / Cleveland Guardians -110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians and the Kansas City Royals meet Thursday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Cleveland Guardians will send out Ben Lively and Lively is 7-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Lively’s second career start against the Royals. The Kansas City Royals will send out Michael Wacha here, and Wacha is 4-6 with a 4.07 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wacha is 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Guardians.

Cleveland Guardians Recap

The Cleveland Guardians come into this one looking to bounce back after failing to complete the sweep of the Orioles thanks to a 4-2 loss in Wednesday’s series finale. The loss snapped Cleveland’s seven-game win streak, but still gave them another series win after their series wins over the Blue Jays and Mariners over the last week.

Guardians Still On A Roll Despite Loss

Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 83 hits as well as 21 home runs and 72 RBIs while Josh Naylor also has 20 home runs and 58 RBIs of his own. Ramirez has a team-high 15 doubles while Tyler Freeman has 12 doubles and Andres Gimenez has 37 RBIs with 14 stolen bases while the aforementioned Ramirez has a team-high 15 stolen bases on the year.

Why the Cleveland Guardians will win

  • The Royals have lost each of their last six night games against American League opponents.
  • The Guardians have won 13 of their last 14 games at Kauffman Stadium against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in 15 of their last 16 road games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against American League opponents.
  • The Royals have lost the first inning in each of their last four night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this one looking to build some momentum after picking up a series win over the Miami Marlins thanks to a 5-1 win over the Fish in Wednesday’s series finale. The Royals’ series win snapped a losing streak with series losses to the Rangers, A’s and Dodgers over the last week and a half.

Royals Trying To Regain Form

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 102 hits including 12 home runs, 53 RBIs and team-highs of 8 triples and 22 doubles with 21 stolen bases. Salvador Perez also has 12 home runs with 47 RBIs and 16 doubles. Nelson Velazquez also has 61 strikeouts while Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 39 RBIs and 19 stolen bases along with 3 triples and 14 doubles this season. Vinnie Pasquantino has 21 doubles with 8 homers and 49 RBIs of his own on the year.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Royals have won each of their last eight home games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Guardians have lost six of their last eight games as road favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • 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 seven of their last eight night games against AL Central opponents following a loss.

Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’m on the Guardians here. Despite losing their series finale on Wednesday, the Royals are still in solid form right now and I think they start the series on a high note. Lively’s not my favorite Guardians option, but Cleveland keeps finding ways to win and the Royals need more than a series win over the lowly Marlins to move the needle in my opinion. I think Cleveland gets it done in this one. Give me the Guardians.

Chris’s Pick Cleveland -110

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