Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The Kansas City Royals (69-82) and Cleveland Indians (73-76) play the third game of a four-game set Tuesday at Progressive Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Let's analyze the lines around the Royals vs. Indiansodds with MLB picks and predictions.

Royals LHP Daniel Lynch (4-5, 5.34 ERA) makes his 14th start. He has a 1.61 WHIP, 7.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 through 59 IP.

  • Allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits with a walk in 2 innings in a 7-2 home to the Oakland Athletics Thursday.
  • Faced the Indians May 3 in his MLB debut, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks with 3 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision.

Indians RHP Cal Quantrill (6-3, 2.89 ERA) makes his 21st start and 39th appearance this season. He has a 1.18 WHIP, 7.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 through 137 IP.

  • Has won consecutive starts for the first time since July 17 when he beat the A's after defeating the Royals July 10.
  • Is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA across 8 innings in one start and one relief appearances vs. the Royals this season.

Royals at Indians odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 7:22 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Royals +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Indians -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Royals +1.5 (-165) | Indians -1.5 (+133)
  • Over/Under: 9.5 (O: -102 | U: -122)

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Prediction

Indians 6, Royals 3

Money line(ML)

The INDIANS (-145) are looking to bounce back after getting swept by the Royals in a doubleheader Monday. Cleveland is a strong play behind Quantrill, as the right-hander has really pitched well of late.

Look for Cleveland to rattle off several runs and inch closed to the .500 mark.

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

INDIANS -1.5 (+133) are worth a roll of the dice on the run line. Cleveland has dropped five in a row at home, but it's still 51-23 in the past 74 games as a home favorite. Back Cleveland behind Quantrill as he enters with wins in back-to-back starts.

Over/Under (O/U)

The lean is to the UNDER 9.5 (-122). The Under has hit in 12 of the past 17 inside the division for the Royals, while going 4-1 in the past five against a right-handed starter. They're going to struggle piling up offense against Quantrill, who is pitching with a lot of confidence right now.

The Under is also 7-3 in Cleveland's past 10 inside the division, and 5-2 in the past seven at home.

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