Wednesday, September 16, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy (7-7) vs. Danny Salazar (12-8)
The Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Danny Duffy is the probable starter for the Royals and he'll face Danny Salazar of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +130 and Cleveland at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Royals, with a 77-66 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 64-65 over/under record. The Indians have a 71-70 over/under record and a 69-73 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Royals come into this game with a 84-59 record, and they are 36-32 away from home. Danny Duffy has an earned run average of 4.14 and is 7-7 so far on the season while having a 1.40 WHIP. In his starts, the Royals are 13-10 over his 126 innings pitched this season while giving up 127 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-15. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.75 and they've given up 368 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 433 and walked 158 batters this season while opposing teams hit .212 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 8.53 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.13 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 11th in the league.
Kansas City is batting .271 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .262 away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .323 and they hold a .413 team slugging percentage. With 159 hits, Eric Hosmer leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.3.
With a 71-71 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 32-35 at home. Danny Salazar is starting this game 12-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.13. In his starts, the Indians are 16-10 and he has allowed 136 hits over 161.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-13. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.20 and they have given up 377 hits on the season. The Indians bullpen has struck out 388 batters and walked 135 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.16 hits per game and are averaging 8.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 10th in the league.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .273 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .325 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. With 159 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.66.
The Royals have committed 76 errors and have combined for 1,428 assists and 3,829 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumulated 72 errors while having 1,353 assists and 3,794 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 64-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 77-66 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 71-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 69-73 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/04/15 P Corey Kluber Hamstring out indefinitely
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks