Cleveland Guardians at Kansas City Royals Matchup 9/20/23

Lucas Giolito could notch his 200th strikeout of the year (he is 11 away) when the Cleveland Guardians (72-80) play the Kansas City Royals (50-102) on Wednesday. First pitch at Kauffman Stadium is scheduled for 2:10 PM ET.

Matchup

Game Spread Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Hitters Rating Pitchers Rating Open Current Open Current Open Current Open Current Line Moves
Cleveland Guardians Cleveland Guardians Guardians Proj Projected 0 0 N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A) N/A N/A N/A runs N/A runs N/A N/A line-movement
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals Royals Proj Projected 0 0 N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Odds Comparison

Vegas vs. Lineups.com Odds
Vegas Difference Vegas Difference
Moneyline N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals N/A N/A N/A N/A
Win Probability 0,0% N/A% 0,0% N/A%
Over/Under
Vegas Difference
Over/Under N/A N/A
Against the Spread(ATS) History
ATS Home Away
81-58 40-35 41-23
66-84 36-40 30-44
Over/Under History
Over/Under Home Away
62-83-3 26-46-1 36-37-2
71-74-5 40-33-3 31-41-2
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
7 or less 0-5-1 0-2-0 0-3-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
8 or 8.5 45-57-1 20-35-1 25-22-0 30-29-1 12-7-0 18-22-1
9 or 9.5 16-18-1 5-8-0 11-10-1 32-35-3 21-19-2 11-16-1
10 or 10.5 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 8-9-1 6-7-1 2-2-0
11 and over 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 33-42 44% 54.7 4.5
Favorite 37-35 51.4% 41.7 4.2
After Win 28-42 40% 47.1 4.3
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 28-47 37.3% 46.7 4.7
Underdog 44-97 31.2% 45.4 4
After Losses 27-58 31.8% 45.9 4.5

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
4.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.2
4.5 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4
4.3 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.2
4.9 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.4

Cleveland Guardians Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
9/17/23 CLE 9 vs TEX 2 +106 -124 8 runs 3.7 runs Gavin Williams (R) .837 .314 4.2 runs Cody Bradford (L) .549 .200
9/15/23 CLE 12 vs TEX 3 +100 -118 8 runs 3.8 runs Lucas Giolito (R) 1.226 .395 4.2 runs Jon Gray (R) .579 .188
9/13/23 CLE 5 @ SF 6 +116 -146 7.5 runs 3.3 runs Logan Allen (L) .749 .293 4.3 runs Kyle Harrison (L) .847 .316
9/13/23 CLE 3 @ SF 1 +152 -180 8.5 runs 3.2 runs Cal Quantrill (R) .325 .125 5.2 runs Sean Manaea (L) .647 .200
9/12/23 CLE 4 @ SF 5 +116 -136 7.5 runs 3.3 runs Gavin Williams (R) .636 .225 4.1 runs Alex Cobb (R) .802 .316
9/10/23 CLE 1 @ LAA 2 -166 +130 8.5 runs 5.1 runs Tanner Bibee (R) .730 .242 3.5 runs Kenny Rosenberg (L) .308 .120

Kansas City Royals Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
9/17/23 KC 1 vs HOU 7 +210 -255 9.5 runs 2.9 runs Jordan Lyles (R) .470 .194 6.5 runs Framber Valdez (L) .895 .265
9/16/23 KC 4 vs HOU 2 +166 -198 10.5 runs 3.7 runs Zack Greinke (R) .974 .290 6.7 runs Cristian Javier (R) .642 .212
9/13/23 KC 7 @ CHW 1 +134 -158 9 runs 3.6 runs Steven Cruz (R) .750 .286 5.3 runs Mike Clevinger (R) .438 .161
9/13/23 KC 11 @ CHW 10 +107 -135 9.5 runs 4.4 runs Jordan Lyles (R) .897 .324 5.2 runs Touki Toussaint (R) .732 .270
9/12/23 KC 2 @ CHW 6 +100 -128 9.5 runs 4.6 runs Brady Singer (R) .485 .206 5.1 runs Dylan Cease (R) .733 .300
9/10/23 KC 2 @ TOR 5 +144 -172 7.5 runs 2.9 runs Cole Ragans (L) .650 .235 4.5 runs Jose Berrios (R) .688 .207

Guardians vs. Royals Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Guardians Starter: Lucas Giolito
  • Royals Starter: Zack Greinke
  • Moneyline Favorite: Guardians -148
  • Moneyline Underdog: Royals +124
  • Over/Under: 9 runs

Guardians vs. Royals Matchup Statistics

  • The Guardians have the No. 27 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (624 total runs).
  • Cleveland is 42-15 in games this season when it put up at least five runs.
  • The Royals have scored 629 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.
  • In 52 games this season with five or more runs scored, it has posted a record of 35-17.
  • The Guardians have a 3.95 team ERA that ranks seventh across all league pitching staffs.
  • The pitching staff for Cleveland has a collective 8.2 K/9, which ranks 25th in the majors.
  • The Royals have the 28th-ranked ERA (5.21) in the majors this season.
  • Kansas City averages just 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the majors.

Guardians vs. Royals Previous Meetings

Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
9/19/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -162 +136 7-6 KC
9/18/2023 Guardians -1.5 10 -130 +110 6-4 KC
7/9/2023 Guardians -1.5 8 -215 +185 4-1 KC
7/25/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -210 +180 5-1 CLE
7/24/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -210 +180 5-3 KC
6/29/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -145 +125 4-3 KC
6/28/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -140 +120 14-1 CLE
6/27/2023 Guardians -1.5 9 -140 +120 2-1 CLE
7/26/2023 Guardians -1.5 10 -195 +165 8-3 CLE
7/7/2023 Guardians -1.5 8.5 -180 +155 3-0 CLE

Guardians Leaders

  • Jose Ramirez has an on-base percentage of .353 and has 158 hits, both team-best marks for the Guardians.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Ramirez ranks 30th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 34th, and he is 31st in slugging.
  • Ramirez has recorded at least one base hit in seven games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .359 with two doubles, three home runs, six walks and six RBI.
  • Steven Kwan's .380 slugging percentage leads his team.
  • Including qualifying batters, Kwan is 36th in batting average, 40th in on-base percentage and 118th in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Naylor is batting .309 with 28 doubles, 17 home runs and 28 walks.
  • Andres Gimenez is batting .247 with 26 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Gimenez heads into this game on a three-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .429 with a double, a triple, a home run and seven RBI.

Royals Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has a slugging percentage of .493 and has 167 hits, both tops on the roster for the Royals.
  • Witt sits at No. 30 in MLB this season with a .277 batting average, and also ranks 94th in OBP (.319). His .493 slugging percentage is 23rd in baseball entering this game.
  • Maikel Garcia has a .326 OBP to pace his team.
  • The Royals' Garcia sits at No. 35 in baseball with a .276 batting average. In addition, he ranks 77th with an on-base percentage of .326, and 127th in slugging percentage at .369.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .235 with 28 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 56 walks.
  • Edward Olivares has 21 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 21 walks while batting .265.

Guardians vs. Royals Injury Report

  • Guardians: Tanner Bibee: 15-Day Injured List (Hip), Shane Bieber: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow)
  • Royals: Brady Singer: 15-Day Injured List (Back), Brad Keller: 15-Day Injured List (Neck), John McMillon: 15-Day Injured List (Forearm), Daniel Lynch: 60-Day Injured List (Shouder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day Injured List (Back), Kris Bubic: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Freddy Fermin: 60-Day Injured List (Finger), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60-Day Injured List (Shoulder), Josh Staumont: 60-Day Injured List (Neck), Austin Cox: 60-Day Injured List (Knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Salvador Pérez: 7-Day Injured List (Head)