Cincinnati Reds’ series against Kansas City Royals this week could provide them with a major step toward reaching a 2023 playoff appearance in NL Central. After dropping two of their last four games, the Reds return to action on Monday against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. These teams have split six meetings since June, the Reds won 3-1 at home against them that month. The Royals are currently on a six-game losing streak, part of this has been because their offense is struggling even to muster two runs per game recently.
Cincinnati boasts one of the worst MLB ERAs with 5.03 while their defense ranks fourth-best with a fielding percentage of .989.
With Elly De La Cruz joining their lineup, the Reds possess one of the most potent offensive lineups in baseball. Although their overall numbers remain impressive, the Reds still rank tenth in terms of runs batted in and have an OBP of .332. Additionally, they rank sixth for doubles produced with 123 – all key indicators for a solid team performance in National League play.
In the opening match of this series against Kansas City, Luke Weaver will be given the start. He has a record of 1-2, an ERA of 6.27, a WHIP of 1.42 and 46 strikeouts.
Kansas City is in a freezing point. They are currently in a six-game losing streak and have lost 9 of their last ten games. Try not to be overly surprised, but their offensive hasn’t been too effective lately. Kansas City has scored 2.3 runs per game on average over their previous 10 matches, and 1.6 over their last 5.
The Royals’ bullpen ERA ranks 28th in the league, so matters haven’t improved here either. The pitching staff in Kansas City has allowed 5.6 runs per game over their previous 6 matches.
In the first contest of this series, Zack Greinke is anticipated to get the nod for the Royals, with a record of 1-6, an ERA of 4.05, a WHIP of 1.11 and 50 strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals Game Information
- Date: 06/12/2023
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: Kauffman Stadium.
- How to Watch Reds vs Royals:MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Reds vs Royals Betting Lines
Royals are -109 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $91.74. On the other side, Reds are –101 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $99.01.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Royals at a 52.15% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Reds have 50.25% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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