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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Prediction and Betting Odds. The 13-6 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 6-12 Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio tonight April 28, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 6:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Royals +125 / Indians -145
O/U: 7.5 runs

Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 5.50 ERA)
Cleveland: Trevor Bauer (2-0, 0.95 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Royals beat the Indians 6-2.

The Royals go into Cleveland for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 1-1 Jeremy Guthrie gets the start for the Royals and the 2-0 Trevor Bauer goes for the Indians. The Indians open at -145 at home with a run total set at 7.5. The Royals snapped their 2 game losing streak with a win over the Indians yesterday and they are in 2nd place in the AL Central only ½ game back of the Detroit Tigers. The Royals offense has been solid, but their pitching has been great ranking 3rd in the Majors in team ERA. The Indians are in the basement of the AL Central and they have the 2nd fewest wins in baseball and the fewest in the American League. That is not surprising considering that they rank 23rd in team ERA and 25th in runs scored. This is the first series this season between these division rivals.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams in Cleveland the total has gone Over 5 times.

The Royals are 7-2 in Guthrie’s last 9 starts.

The Indians are 10-4 in Bauer’s last 14 home starts.

This season the Indians are 1-5 at home and the Royals 6-4 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Kansas City Royals: 13-6 SU / O/U 9-8 / Run Line W/L 13-6
Cleveland Indians: 6-12 SU / O/U 7-11 / Run Line W/L 6-12

Kansas City at Cleveland Key Betting Trends

• KC is 32-15 in their last 47 road games.
• KC is 13-3 in their last 16 games as a road underdog.
• KC has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
• CLE is 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
• CLE is 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
• CLE has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.

Key Player Injuries

ROYALS
[P] 04/18/2015 – Greg Holland 15-day DL (4/17) ( Pectoral )
[RF] 04/15/2015 – Alex Rios 15-day DL (4/14) ( Hand )
[P] 04/27/2015 – Edinson Volquez expected to miss next schedule start Friday vs. Detroit Tigers ( Suspension )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/07) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Luke Hochevar 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )

INDIANS
[1B] 04/05/2015 – Nick Swisher 15-day DL (4/2) ( Knee )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Gavin Floyd 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/12/2015 – Yan Gomes 15-day DL (4/12) ( Knee )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/27/2015 – Trevor Bauer expected to start Tuesday vs. Kansas City Royals ( Illness )

Free MLB Prediction

The Indians have lost 3 straight and if they lose tonight it will be their 2nd 4-game skid of the young season. Trevor Bauer has been one of the few bright spots on the season and after winning their first 2 games with him getting the start they lost 4-3 to the Chicago White So in his last start even though he did not give up any earned runs in 7 innings. In 3 starts this season he has only given up 2 earned runs and in 19 innings pitched he has 26 strikeouts. Bauer has had an 8-game layoff, as he was scratched from his last start due to food poisoning. He was 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA in 3 starts against the Royals last year. Jeremy Guthrie is 5-5 with a 6.06 ERA in 13 career appearances, including 11 starts, against the Indians. The Royals lost their last game with him getting the start, after winning the first 2 on the season, as he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings, but got no run support in a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Guthrie was not terrible in his last outing, but he did match a career high with 6 walks. He may not give up many runs in this game, but it will not matter, as Bauer will have another solid start and get some support and the Indians will take Game 2 of this series.

Take the INDIANS

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