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Indians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/10/2021

Bobby Bradley rides a two-game home run streak into the Cleveland Indians’ (44-42) matchup with the Kansas City Royals (36-52). The Indians are favored (-122) for this matchup with the Royals (+105), which starts at 6:10 PM ET on Saturday at Progressive Field. Cal Quantrill starts for Cleveland while Kansas City will counter with Mike Minor.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 10, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Quantrill (CLE) Pitcher Minor (KC)
0 – 2 W/L 6 – 7
55.2 IP 102.1
4.20 ERA 5.36
1.420 WHIP 1.270
6.8 K/9 8.9
3.1 BB/9 2.8

Indians Probable Starter Cal Quantrill

  • Quantrill gets the start for the Indians, his eighth of the season. He is 0-2 with a 4.20 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 55 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Astros, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • He meets a Royals offense that ranks 25th in the league with 358 total runs scored while batting .243 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .388 slugging percentage (21st in MLB action) and has hit a total of 88 home runs (24th in the league).
  • The Indians have been the moneyline favorite in 12 of Quantrill’s starts this season, and they went 4-8 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2021 at 2:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Quantrill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jarrod Dyson 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Nicky Lopez 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Hunter Dozier 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Whit Merrifield 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Jorge Soler 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan O’Hearn 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Benintendi 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Hanser Alberto 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Michael A. Taylor 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Carlos Santana 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Mike Minor

  • Minor (6-7) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 19th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs in six innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Reds.
  • The Indians have scored 365 runs this season, which ranks 21st in MLB. They are batting .227 for the campaign with 104 home runs, 18th in the league.
  • His team is 4-4 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2021 at 2:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Minor

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 11 .091 1 0 0 .167 .258
Cesar Hernández 9 .333 3 0 0 .333 .777
Franmil Reyes 6 .167 1 0 0 .375 .542
Oscar Mercado 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
Austin Hedges 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Roberto Pérez 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Amed Rosario 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bradley Zimmer 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harold Ramirez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians average 4.4 runs per home game compared to 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Indians are the 21st-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.2 runs per game (365 total).
  • The Indians have won 27 of the 45 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (60%).
  • Cleveland is 25-13 (winning 65.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.
  • Cleveland has had an over/under set by bookmakers 83 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 45 of those games (45-34-4).
  • Cleveland played as the moneyline favorite for five of its last 10 games, and went 3-2 in those matchups.

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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 358 (4.1 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.5 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.7 at home.
  • The Royals have won 19, or 33.9%, of the 56 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Kansas City has a record of 16-30, a 34.8% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +105 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 42 of their 88 chances.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Kansas City has a record of 1-6.

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez paces the Indians with 18 home runs and 52 runs batted in.
  • Ramirez ranks 21st in HR among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Franmil Reyes is batting .268 with 10 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 13 walks.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 327 .223 52 14 35 .303 .707
Amed Rosario 289 .260 40 5 24 .307 .674
José Ramírez 288 .260 57 18 52 .333 .854
Harold Ramirez 182 .269 22 6 22 .313 .758
Franmil Reyes 168 .268 26 14 38 .322 .923
Austin Hedges 134 .149 11 4 13 .196 .442
Bobby Bradley 100 .240 21 10 19 .333 .913
Bradley Zimmer 93 .215 11 0 10 .365 .612
Roberto Pérez 76 .145 7 4 12 .261 .590
Ernie Clement 39 .205 7 0 1 .262 .493

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs with 20, runs batted in with 51 and his batting average of .275 is also best on his team.
  • Perez ranks 10th in hits (95), and 13th in HR (20) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Whit Merrifield has 95 hits and an OBP of .323 to go with a slugging percentage of .410 this season.
  • Merrifield’s 95 hits rank 10th, and his .410 SLG ranks 17th among all qualified batters in the league.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 349 .272 50 8 46 .323 .733
Salvador Pérez 346 .275 40 20 51 .296 .790
Carlos Santana 306 .248 48 15 50 .364 .789
Michael A. Taylor 267 .247 34 8 32 .299 .670
Jorge Soler 265 .185 26 7 30 .280 .601
Hunter Dozier 250 .172 26 8 26 .238 .582
Andrew Benintendi 239 .272 32 9 33 .326 .749
Nicky Lopez 226 .265 35 0 14 .351 .678
Hanser Alberto 150 .267 16 1 11 .284 .677
Ryan O’Hearn 115 .217 13 6 13 .256 .647

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