Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (3-5) vs. Jason Vargas (3-2)
The Cleveland Indians head to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday to take on The Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jason Vargas for the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -127 and Kansas City at +117. The over/under was set at 7.5. 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. Corey Kluber has an earned run average of 3.52 and is 3-5 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 3-8 over his 76.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 73 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 5-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.26 and they've given up 141 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 153 and walked 61 batters this season while opposing teams hit .236 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.72 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9.79 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 19th in the league.
Cleveland is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .245 away from home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .331 and they hold a .405 team slugging percentage. With 70 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.6.
With a 29-19 overall record, Kansas City will come into this game 17-7 at home. Jason Vargas is starting this game 3-2 for the season with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.45. In his starts, the Royals are 4-2 and he has allowed 32 hits over 29.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Royals are 4-2 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 1.87 and they have given up 108 hits on the season. The Royals bullpen has struck out 138 batters and walked 57 this season while opposing teams have hit .189 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 7.8 hits per game and are averaging 6.91 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.49, they are 6th in the league.
They are batting .278 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .281 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .328 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 56 hits, Mike Moustakas leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.56.
The Indians have committed 33 errors and have combined for 467 assists and 1,335 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Royals have accumlated 27 errors while having 467 assists and 1,278 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 26-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 26-24 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-21 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 28-20 against the run line so far this season
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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