Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: September 15, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds. The 84-59 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 71-71 Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio today September 15, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Royals +120 / Indians -130
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Kris Medlen (3-1, 4.58 ERA)
Cleveland: Josh Tomlin (5-1, 2.85 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 2 of this 4 game series yesterday the Indians beat the Royals 8-3.
The Royals head into Cleveland for the 2nd game of a 4 game series. The 3-1 Kris Medlen goes for the Royals and the 5-1 Josh Tomlin goes for the Indians. The Indians open at -130 with a line sitting at 8 runs. Kansas City has the AL Central, pretty much, wrapped up and they have the best record in the AL, but they have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The Royals rank 5th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA, but their pitching has struggled in their recent slump and they have given up a combined 39 runs in their last 5 games. The Indians have won 4 of their last 5 games and they are still in contention for a Wild Card spot 4.5 games back of the Texas Rangers for the last slot. Cleveland’s offense only ranks 21st in runs scored, but in their last 5 games they have combined for 30 runs. They rank 11th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 9 games between these 2 teams in Cleveland the total has gone Over 8 times.
The Indians have won their last 2 games facing the Royals.
This season the Indians are 32-35 at home and the Royals are 36-32 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 84-59 SU / O/U 64-65 / Run Line W/L 77-56
Cleveland Indians: 71-71 SU / O/U 71-70 / Run Line W/L 69-73
• KC is 2-8 in their last 10 overall.
• KC is 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
• KC has an Over record of 9-3-1 in their last 13 games.
• CLE is 8-1 in their last 9 home games.
• CLE is 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
• CLE has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 games.
[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 )
[P] 07/08/2015 – Nick Hagadone 15-day DL (7/7), out for season ( Back )
[P] 09/06/2015 – T.J. House 60-day DL ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/04/2015 – Corey Kluber out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
Free MLB Prediction
The Royals have lost their last 2 games with Kris Medlen getting the start and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. He has given up 15 earned runs in his last 4 starts. Medlen is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 23 career appearances in the month of September. Josh Tomlin has won 5 straight starts and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. He is is 1-2 with a 6.97 ERA in his last 4 starts against the Royals. The Indians are 4-9 in Tomlin’s last 13 starts against a team with a winning record.
Tomlin has been pitching well as of late and have another good outing tonight, as he will lead the Indians to another win tonight and send the Royals to their 3rd straight loss.
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