Monday's game features the Cleveland Guardians (72-78) and the Kansas City Royals (48-102) matching up at Kauffman Stadium in what is expected to be a competitive matchup, with a projected 6-4 victory for the Guardians according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on September 18.

The Guardians will give the nod to Cal Quantrill (3-6) versus the Royals and Brady Singer (8-11).

Royals vs. Guardians Game Info & Odds

  • When: Monday, September 18, 2023 at 2:10 PM ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Royals vs. Guardians Score Prediction

Our pick for this matchup is Guardians 6, Royals 5.

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Guardians

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Royals Performance Insights

  • The Royals have played as the underdog in eight of their past 10 games and have gone 3-5 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, Kansas City and its foes are 2-6-2 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Royals have had a spread set in two of their past 10 games, and they have failed to cover the spread each time.
  • The Royals have won in 40, or 31.2%, of the 128 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Kansas City has been victorious 37 times in 120 chances when named as an underdog of at least +105 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 48.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • The offense for Kansas City is No. 26 in MLB play scoring 4.1 runs per game (616 total runs).
  • The Royals have the 28th-ranked ERA (5.18) in the majors this season.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 12 @ White Sox W 11-10 Jordan Lyles vs Touki Toussaint
September 13 @ White Sox W 7-1 Steven Cruz vs Mike Clevinger
September 15 Astros W 4-2 Zack Greinke vs Cristian Javier
September 16 Astros W 10-8 Cole Ragans vs J.P. France
September 17 Astros L 7-1 Jordan Lyles vs Framber Valdez
September 18 Guardians - Brady Singer vs Cal Quantrill
September 19 Guardians - TBA vs Logan Allen
September 20 Guardians - Zack Greinke vs Lucas Giolito
September 22 @ Astros - Cole Ragans vs J.P. France
September 23 @ Astros - Jordan Lyles vs Framber Valdez
September 24 @ Astros - Brady Singer vs Justin Verlander