Indians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 3, 2021

The Cleveland Indians (13-13) and the Kansas City Royals (16-10) meet in AL Central play on Monday at 8:10 PM ET. The Indians are moneyline  against the Royals (). Cleveland has Aaron Civale starting, while Kansas City will send out Daniel Lynch.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 3, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Civale (CLE) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
4 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
33.2 IP 0.0
2.94 ERA 0.00
0.920 WHIP 0.000
7.0 K/9 0
2.4 BB/9 0

Indians Probable Starter Aaron Civale

  • Civale (4-0) gets the starting nod for the Indians in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.94 ERA in 33 2/3 innings pitched, with 26 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Tuesday against the Twins, when the righty threw 7 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • He meets a Royals offense that ranks 14th in the league with 120 total runs scored while batting .237 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .397 slugging percentage (12th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 27 home runs (23rd in the league).
  • The Indians have a 2-1 record in Civale’s three starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2021 at 2:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Civale

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicky Lopez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Dozier 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Whit Merrifield 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Cam Gallagher 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals will send Lynch to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The 24-year-old left-hander will make his MLB debut.
  • The southpaw did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2021 at 2:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians’ offense is averaging 3.5 runs in road games and 4.4 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Indians are the fifth-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.0 runs per game (103 total).
  • The Indians have won 63.6% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (7-4).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -120 or shorter, Cleveland has gone 7-3 (70%).
  • In the 25 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-13-1).
  • Over the last 10 games, Cleveland has been named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers only two times, and it split those games.

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have scored the 14th-most runs in the league this season with 120 (4.6 per game).
  • They’ve scored 5.4 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.8 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Royals have won seven out of the 14 games, or 50%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City has entered eight games this season as the underdog by +102 or more and is 4-4 in those contests.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 10 of 26 chances this season.
  • In five games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Kansas City has a record of 2-3.

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with eight home runs and 17 runs batted in, while racking up a team-high batting average of .280.
  • Ramirez ranks fifth in HR among the qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Jordan Luplow has three doubles, six home runs and 12 walks while batting .183.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Luplow ranks 24th in HR.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eddie Rosario 98 .224 11 2 14 .267 .604
César Hernández 96 .188 14 2 5 .291 .572
José Ramírez 93 .280 16 8 17 .361 .963
Josh Naylor 80 .250 7 0 2 .286 .636
Amed Rosario 71 .211 10 2 5 .282 .634
Andrés Giménez 62 .177 7 2 4 .227 .566
Jordan Luplow 60 .183 9 6 15 .329 .862
Roberto Pérez 56 .143 6 3 9 .294 .615
Jake Bauers 43 .186 1 0 2 .255 .488
Yu Chang 43 .163 5 0 5 .200 .409

Royals Players to Watch

  • Carlos Santana is batting .280 this season with a team-high six home runs and 21 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Santana ranks 24th in HR (6), and seventh in RBI (21).
  • Santana will look to extend his seven-game hitting streak. He’s batting .407 with two homers over that span.
  • Salvador Perez is slugging .510 this season, with a team-best six homers while driving in 16 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Perez ranks 19th in SLG (.510), and 24th in HR (6) in the league.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Salvador Pérez 104 .269 14 6 16 .303 .813
Whit Merrifield 104 .269 17 3 19 .304 .717
Carlos Santana 93 .280 16 6 21 .382 .898
Andrew Benintendi 88 .273 16 3 10 .347 .767
Jorge Soler 85 .188 10 2 12 .283 .624
Michael A. Taylor 84 .262 11 2 7 .319 .676
Hunter Dozier 75 .147 6 3 11 .210 .530
Nicky Lopez 68 .235 14 0 7 .346 .670
Hanser Alberto 51 .216 5 0 5 .231 .604
Cam Gallagher 18 .111 0 0 1 .105 .272

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