Royals vs Indians: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 5, 2021

The Cleveland Indians are underdogs on the moneyline (-106) for their home opener on Monday against the Kansas City Royals at 4:10 PM ET. Danny Duffy starts for Kansas City while Cleveland will counter with Logan Allen.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Royals vs Indians Betting Lines

Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals were favorites in nine games last season and won eight (88.9%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City had a record of 8-1, a 88.9% win rate, when favored by -109 or more by oddsmakers last season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50.3% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Last season, Kansas City and its opponents hit the over in 20 of their 58 games with a total.

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Indians Betting Insights

  • The Indians came away with three wins in the 11 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Cleveland had a mark of 2-8 in contests where bookmakers set them as -106 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Indians have a 49.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Cleveland and its opponents went over in 21 of their 58 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.

Indians Probable Pitcher – Logan Allen

  • Allen will start for the Indians, his first this season.
  • The 23-year-old southpaw last appeared Saturday, Sept. 26 against the Pirates, when he came on in relief and went three scoreless innings.
  • Allen’s team was the underdog on the moneyline just once in a game he pitched a season ago, and lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-1
Home 2-1
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 2-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 2-1

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Royals Probable Pitcher – Danny Duffy

  • Duffy will make his first start of the season for the Royals.
  • The 32-year-old lefty last pitched Saturday, Sept. 26 against the Tigers, tossing a third of an inning out of the bullpen.
  • The left-hander appeared in one game with his team as the moneyline favorite last season and won.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Indians Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 1-2
Home 0-0
Road 1-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 1-2

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals ranked 20th in MLB action with 68 home runs last season. They averaged 1.1 per game.
  • The Royals hit 35 home runs away from home last season (1.2 per game).
  • Salvador Perez hit 11 home runs last season, drove in 32 runs and posted a .333 batting average.
  • Whit Merrifield hit .286 with an OBP of .328 and a slugging percentage of .444.

Indians Hitting Stats

  • The Indians ranked 27th in Major League Baseball with just 59 home runs as a team.
  • They were 15-2 last season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • Jose Ramirez racked up a batting average of .296, with 19 home runs and 50 runs batted in last season.
  • Cesar Hernandez had 21 doubles, three home runs and 24 walks while hitting .282.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Royals (-109)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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