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Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (18-21) at Kansas City Royals (25-14)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)

J Marquis (3-3) (6.63) vs. J Guthrie (3-2) (5.44)

The Line: Kansas City Royals -138 / Cincinnati Reds +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Ohio

The Kansas City Royals and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in game two of their interleague series.

The Kansas City Royals added to their lead in the American League Central as they beat the Reds on Tuesday. Mike Moustakas had three hits and Omar Infante and Paulo Orlando each had two hits as the Royals scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura allowed four hits and struck out six over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 3-3 for the season and Wade Davis earned his seventh save. For Wednesday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who has allowed 50 hits and 25 runs while striking out 15 over 41.1 innings for a 3-2 record and a 5.44 ERA.

Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds just didn’t get the bats going on Tuesday as they were shutout by the Royals. Devin Mesoraco had two hits and Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had hits as the Reds failed to score on four hits. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto allowed nine hits and three runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-4 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Jason Marquis who has allowed 50 hits and 28 runs while striking out 32 over 38 innings for a 3-3 record and a 6.63 ERA.

Kansas City is 5-1 against the AL Central, 19-8 in their last 27 interleague games, and 5-1 in Guthrie’s last six interleague starts. Cincinnati is 17-41 in their last 58 road games, 9-34 as a road underdog, and 1-8 in their last nine interleague games. Cincinnati is 1-6 in their last seven games against Kansas City.

With the total at 8.5 my free pick in this one has to be on the over as it just looks like a lot of scoring after the quiet night on Tuesday. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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Over 8.5

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