Guardians vs Royals MLB Game Preview (6/27/24): Odds, Lineups, Weather & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 27, 2024
fact-check-icon Fact checked by
Royals vs Guardians

The Cleveland Guardians are scheduled to play against the Kansas City Royals on June 27, at 8:10 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The game will be broadcast on FS1. Guardians odds are set at -114, while Royals odds are at -105, highlighting a closely matched contest in MLB odds. The weather forecast predicts scattered clouds with a high of 85°F.

Guardians vs. Royals pregame odds

In an upcoming MLB matchup at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, the Cleveland Guardians face the Kansas City Royals, with the Guardians slightly favored in the moneyline across major Ohio sportsbooks. Both teams show closely matched odds, indicating a competitive game ahead. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5, suggesting expectations for moderate scoring from both offenses.

  • Bet365: Guardians -115, Royals -105, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Guardians -115, Royals -105, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Guardians -115, Royals -105, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Guardians -112, Royals -105, over/under 8.5

Focusing on Guardians odds and Royals odds provides insights for bettors analyzing MLB betting odds for this game in Kansas City.

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Guardians vs Royals.

Guardians vs. Royals projected starting lineups

Guardians starting lineup

  1. DH Steven Kwan (L)
  2. 2B Andrés Giménez (L)
  3. 3B José Ramírez (S)
  4. 1B Josh Naylor (L)
  5. LF David Fry (R)
  6. RF Will Brennan (L)
  7. CF Daniel Schneemann (L)
  8. SS Brayan Rocchio (S)
  9. C Bo Naylor (L)

Royals starting lineup

  1. 3B Maikel Garcia (R)
  2. SS Bobby Witt Jr. (R)
  3. 1B Vinnie Pasquantino (L)
  4. C Salvador Perez (R)
  5. DH Michael Massey (L)
  6. 2B Nick Loftin (R)
  7. LF MJ Melendez (L)
  8. RF Dairon Blanco (R)
  9. CF Kyle Isbel (L)

Guardians vs Royals probable starting pitchers

(CLE) Ben Lively (R)7-33.031.1621.47.6
(KC) Michael Wacha (R)4-64.071.2220.27.0

Guardians vs Royals injuries


  • Shane Bieber, SP, out for 2024 season – Elbow (Tommy John surgery).
  • Trevor Stephan, RP, out for 2024 season – Elbow (UCL injury).
  • James Karinchak, RP, out – Shoulder inflammation.
  • Eli Morgan, RP, expected return in early July – Right elbow inflammation.
  • Nick Sandlin, RP, expected return in early July – Lower back inflammation.


  • Kyle Wright, SP, out for 2024 season – Shoulder surgery.
  • Josh Taylor, RP, out first half of 2024 season – Left biceps nerve injury.

Projected lineups, pitchers and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cleveland Guardians Team Standings and Stats

The Cleveland Guardians, leading the AL Central with a record of 51-27, are a strong contender in MLB odds. Their performance is marked by a 7-3 record in the last 10 games, despite a recent loss to the Orioles. Key season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 5.1
  • Team average: .245
  • Team home runs: 92
  • Team stolen bases: 71
  • Team ERA: 3.51
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 696

Kansas City Royals Team Standings and Stats

With a 44-38 record, the Kansas City Royals hold the third position in the AL Central Division, making their Royals odds a topic of interest at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City. Their recent performance includes a win against the Marlins, counterbalancing their 3-7 run in the last 10 games. Season highlights feature:

  • Runs per game: 4.5
  • Team average: .243
  • Team home runs: 79
  • Team stolen bases: 72
  • Team ERA: 3.80
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 642

Player Stats for Guardians vs. Royals

Gabriel Arias and Jhonkensy Noel stand out for the Cleveland Guardians with recent notable performances, enhancing the Guardians odds for the upcoming game at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals. Arias has been hitting .421 with two homers over the past seven games, while Noel showcased his power potential with a homer in his MLB debut. On the Royals’ side, Bobby Witt Jr. leads with a .311 batting average and Salvador Perez with 12 home runs, impacting the Royals odds in the MLB.

Guardians Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Guardians’ José Ramírez leads in several categories, indicating his crucial role for the team’s performance and MLB odds in the upcoming game.

  • AVG Leader: José Ramírez .275
  • HR Leader: José Ramírez 21
  • RBI Leader: José Ramírez 72
  • Runs Leader: José Ramírez 61
  • SB Leader: José Ramírez 15

Royals Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez are key to the Kansas City Royals’ performance, with Witt Jr. leading in batting average, RBIs, runs, and stolen bases, and Perez leading in home runs, which could influence the Royals odds at Kauffman Stadium.

  • AVG Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. .311
  • HR Leader: Salvador Perez 12
  • RBI Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 53
  • Runs Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 61
  • SB Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 21
Photo by PlayOhio
Editorial Team Avatar
Written by
Editorial Team

The PlayOhio Editorial team is a blend of a powerful AI content generation tool and knowledgeable gambling professionals. The content writing process includes using an AI application but is edited and fact-checked by real-life humans. No piece of content is published before human eyes take a fine-tooth comb to ensure its accuracy, reliability and trustworthiness. The PlayOhio Editorial Team provides everything you need to know about sports betting, casinos, lottery, and all other legal gambling in Ohio.

View all posts by Editorial Team