Indians vs. Royals - 4/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (12-4) at Cleveland Indians (6-10)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Vargas (1-1) (6.75) vs. C Kluber (0-2) (3.90)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -152 / Kansas City Royals +142 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, STO
The Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and have scored three or less runs in four straight games. The Royals have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Lorenzo Cain leads Kansas City with 26 hits and 12 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez have combined for 23 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost four of their last five road games. Jason Vargas takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Vargas is 3-3 with a 5.19 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Indians have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Indians have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 16 hits and four RBI while Carlos Santana and Brandon Moss have combined for 22 RBI. One of the Cleveland Indians six wins this season have come on their home field. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.90 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 21-6 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Vargas' last 7 road starts. The Indians are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. American League Central and 21-6 in Klubers last 27 home starts. The Indians are 6-2 in Klubers last 8 starts vs. Royals.
The Royals have been shaky as of late and the Indians have Kluber on the mound, who is usually money, especially against the Royals. I like the home team by two runs to give my wager more value.