Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 27, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds. The 59-38 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 45-52 Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio tonight July 27, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Royals +106 / Indians-115
O/U: 7.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Edinson Volquez (9-5, 3.15 ERA)
Cleveland: Cody Anderson (2-1, 1.91 ERA)
In their last games: The Royals beat the Houston Astros 5-1 and the Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox 2-1.
The Royals go into Cleveland for the first game of a 3 game series. The 9-5 Edinson Volquez goes for the Royals and the 2-1 Cody Anderson goes for the Indians. The Indians open at -115 with a line sitting at 7.5 runs. The Royals have won their last 2 games and they lead the AL Central with a 7.5 game lead on the Minnesota Twins. Kansas City ranks 11th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA. The Indians have dropped 4 straight games and 5 of their last 6 and they are in the basement of the AL Central 14 games back of the Twins. They rank 22nd in runs scored and 22nd in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 11 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 8-2-1/
The Indians have lost their last 4 games.
This season the Indians are 19-30 at home and the Royals are 25-20 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 59-38 SU / O/U 40-46 / Run Line W/L 56-41
Cleveland Indians 45-52 SU / O/U 47-49 / Run Line W/L 42-55
• KC is 14-5 in their last 19 overall.
• KC is 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
• KC has an Under record of 5-0-1 in their last 6 games.
• CLE is 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
• CLE is 0-6 in their last 6 home games.
• CLE has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/08/2015 – Nick Hagadone 15-day DL (7/7), out for season ( Back )
[1B] 06/14/2015 – Nick Swisher 15-day DL (6/13) ( Knee )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Gavin Floyd 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[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 )
[LF] 07/09/2015 – Alex Gordon 15-day DL (7/9) ( Groin )
Free MLB Pick
The Royals have won 3 of their last 4 games with Edinson Volquez on the hill and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings in a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has not given up more than 2 earned runs in his last 4 starts and the Royals are 12-3 in his last 15 starts. Cody Sanderson had his worst start of the season in his last outing when he gave up 4 earned runs in only 2 innings of work in a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Indians are 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 starts and it will not get any better for him in this game, as the Royals will win and take t he first game of the series.