Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 3, 2015
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction and Betting Odds. The 24-26 Cleveland Indians are set to take on the 29-19 Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri tonight June 2, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM
Moneylines: Indians -125 / Royals +105
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
Cleveland: Carlos Carrasco (6-4, 4.24 ERA)
Kansas City: Jeremy Guthrie (4-3, 6.70 ERA)
In their last games: Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 and the Royals lost to the Chicago Cubs 2-1.
The Indians go into Kansas City for the first game of a 3 game series. The 6-4 Carlos Carrasco goes for the Indians and the 4-3 Jeremy Guthrie goes for the Royals. The Indians open at -125 as the road favorite with a line sitting at 8 runs. The Royals have been in the lead in the AL Central for most of the season, but they have recently dropped 5 of their last 6 games and now are in 2nd place in the division ½ game back of the Minnesota Twins. While they rank a respectable 9th in runs scored they have only scored a total of 6 runs in losing 5 of 6 games. Their pitching ranks 6th in the Majors in runs scored. The Indians have won 2 in a row and 7 of their last 10 games and are in 4th place in the division 6.5 games back of the Twins. They rank 6th in runs scored and 18th in team ERA. In the 6 games between these 2 teams this season the Royals are 4-2.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Indians are 5-2 in the last 7 games against the Royals in Kansas City.
In the last 63 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 41-19-3.
This season the Royals are 17-7 at home and the Indians are 14-12 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Cleveland Indians: 24-26 SU / O/U 26-24 / Run Line W/L 26-24
Kansas City Royals: 29-19 SU / O/U 23-21 / Run Line W/L 28-20
• CLE is 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
• CLE is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• CLE has an Under record of 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
• KC is 24-9 in their last 33 home games.
• KC is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• KC has an Under record of 8-3-1 in their last 12 games.
[P] 04/05/2015 – Gavin Floyd 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/28/2015 – Scott Atchison 15-day DL (5/28) ( Ankle )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/17/2015 – Brian Flynn 60-day DL (5/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/25/2015 – Danny Duffy 15-day DL (5/23) ( Bicep )
[C] 05/07/2015 – Erik Kratz 15-day DL (5/4) ( Foot )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/07) ( Elbow )
Free MLB Prediction
To say Jeremy Guthrie had a bad last outing would be an understatement, as he gave up a career high 11 earned runs, including 4 HR, in only 1 inning of work in a 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees. In his previous 3 starts he was 3-0 with an ERA of 1.96. In 12 career starts against the Indians he is 5-5 with an ERA of 6.14 and in the one start facing them this season he did not get a decision and gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 11-5 Royals win. Carlos Carrasco has won 2 straight starts and in his last outing he went 8 innings and gave up 1 earned run in a 12-3 win over the Texas Rangers. He got the win against the Royals in Kansas City early in May going 7 innings and giving up 3 earned runs and in his previous 8 starts against Kansas City he was 0-3 with an ERA of 5.09.
Guthrie will not be as bad as his last start, but the Indians bats will get to him. Carrasco will have a 3rd consecutive strong outing and the Indians will win and send the Royals to another loss.