Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (6-4) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (4-3)
The Cleveland Indians visit Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to play The Kansas City Royals. Carlos Carrasco is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +105 and Kansas City at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians, with a 26-24 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 26-24 over/under record. The Royals are 28-20 against the run line and have a 23-21 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 24-26 record, and they are 14-12 away from home. Carlos Carrasco has a 6-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.24 and a 1.19 WHIP. The Indians are 6-4 over his 57.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 55 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Indians are 6-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 141 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.26. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen while walking 61 times and striking out 153 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.79 strikeouts per game while getting 8.72 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.07.
Cleveland ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .245 on the road. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 70 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 29-19 overall record, Kansas City will come into this game 17-7 at home. Jeremy Guthrie has a record of 4-3 while sporting an earned run average of 6.70 on the year with a 1.66 WHIP. The Royals have a record of 6-3 over the 48.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 64 hits. Against the over/under, the Royals are 6-2 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 108 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 1.87. Opposing teams are hitting .189 against the Royals bullpen while walking 57 times and striking out 138 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.91 strikeouts per game while getting 7.8 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
They rank 1st in the league in team batting average with a .278 average while hitting .281 at home. The Royals on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. Mike Moustakas leads the team in hits with 56 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.56 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .982 with 33 total errors, 467 assists and 1,335 put outs. The Royals have committed 27 errors on the season with 467 assists and 1,278 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 26-24 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 26-24 against the run line
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-21 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 28-20 against the run line
Injuries to Watch
05/28/15 P Scott Atchison Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Kansas City Royals
05/25/15 P Danny Duffy Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
05/07/15 C Erik Kratz Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/07)
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals
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