Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: August 18, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction and Betting Odds. The 71-46 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 51-65 Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio tonight August 18, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Royals -120 / Reds +100
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Edinson Volquez (11-7, 3.27 ERA)
Cincinnati: Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.70 ERA)
In their last games: The Royals beat the L.A. Angels 4-3 and the Reds lost to the L.A. Dodgers 2-1.
The Royals go into Cincinnati for the first game if a 2 game interleague series. The 11-7 Edinson Volquez goes for the Royals and the 3-4 Raisel Iglesias goes for the Reds. The Royals open at -120 as the road favorite with a total of 8 runs. The Royals have won 3 in a row and they are in first place in the AL Central with a comfortable 12.5 game lead on the Minnesota Twins. They rank a solid 10th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA. While the Royals are playing well the same cannot be said for the Reds, who have lost 3 in a row. On top of that they are 24 games out of first place in the NL Central and they rank 23rd in runs scored and 21st in team ERA.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Reds.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 4 times.
This season the Reds are 28-26 at home and the Royals are 29-26 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 71-46 SU / O/U 50-56 / Run Line W/L 66-51
Cincinnati Reds: 51-65 SU / O/U 55-55 / Run Line W/L 60-55
• KC is 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
• KC is 6-2 in their last 8 interleague games.
• KC has an Under record in the last 5 interleague games.
• CINCY is 6-16 in their last 22 interleague games.
• CINCY is 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
• CINCY has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
[LF] 07/09/2015 – Alex Gordon 15-day DL (7/9) ( Groin )
[P] 05/17/2015 – Brian Flynn 60-day DL (5/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/22/2015 – Jason Vargas 15-day DL (7/22); out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Sean Marshall 60-day DL (4/5) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Homer Bailey 60-day DL (4/26); out for season ( Elbow )
[C] 05/25/2015 – Devin Mesoraco 60-day DL (5/23), out for season ( Hip )
[SS] 06/11/2015 – Zack Cozart 60-day DL (6/11); out for season ( Knee )
[P] 06/17/2015 – Jon Moscot 60-day DL (6/16) ( Shoulder )
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Edinson Volquez was not sharp in his last outing giving up 5 earned runs in 7 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. The Royals have lost 2 of their last 3 games with him on the hill, but they are 14-5 his last 19 starts overall. The Reds have won 2 of their last 3 games with Raisel Iglesias on the hill and he went 6 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in his last outing.
The Reds are 2-5 in Iglesias’ last 7 starts as an underdog and why go against that trend facing the Royals, who will win this game.