Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Free Total Pick
- Updated: September 23, 2014
Time: 7:05 PM EST Tuesday September 23, 2014 STOH
Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Indians host the Kansas City Royals in an American League West match up.
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3-game series yesterday the Royals beat the Indians 2-0.
Kansas City starter Danny Duffy and the Royals bullpen held the Indians scoreless in their 2-0 win.
The Indians are 9-8 facing the Royals this season.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Royals are 6-2 in Yordano Ventura’s last 8 road starts.
The Indians are 5-2 in Danny Salazar’s last 7 home starts.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Royals and 4-1 in their last 5 home games facing them.
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Yordano Ventura (13-10, 3.19 ERA)
Cleveland: Danny Salazar (6-7, 4.02 ERA)
Money Line: Indians -110 / Royals +100
Run Line: Indians -1.5 +190
Total Line: Under 6.5 -110
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Kansas City Royals: 84-71 SU / O/U 68-79 / Run Line W/L 83-72
Cleveland Indians: 82-74 SU / O/U 73-80 / Run Line W/L 77-79
Key Betting Trends
• KC is 16-7 in their last 23 road games.
• KC is 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record.
• KC is has an Under record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 road games.
• CLE is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
• CLE is 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
• CLE has an Under record of 20-8-1 in their last 29 home games.
Key Player Injuries
Christian Colon Fractured right middle finger on 15-day DL(9/7)
Luke Hochevar Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/21)
Michael Mariot Strained right hamstring on 60-day DL(8/28)
Jason Kipnis Left game – right hamstring tightness day-to-day(9/18)
Nick Swisher Surgery on both knees – out for season on 15-day DL(8/10)
Free Total Pick
Ventura is having a fantastic season rolling off 10 straight quality starts and has pitched equally well against the Indians with 3 for 3 QS mark. Salazar gets the ball for the Cleveland and while he hasn’t been as consistent as Ventura he has started to pitch better at home. He’s done OK against the Royals this season and has allowed 3 runs in his last 2 starts versus Kansas City covering 12 innings. The matchup is on a 4 game under streak and we get under favoring Ed hickox behind home plate.
Take the UNDER 6.5