Indians vs. Royals - 7/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (58-38) at Cleveland Indians (45-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
E Volquez (9-5) (3.15) vs. Cody Anderson (2-1) (1.91)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -110 / Kansas City Royals +100 --- 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.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Royals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 108 hits and 49 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 111 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last 10 road games. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-2 with a 11.48 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indians have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Indians have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 122 hits and 38 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 98 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost six straight home games. Cody Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central and 12-3 in Volquezs last 15 starts. The Indians are 21-43 in their last 64 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts. The over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Royals have won 12 of their last 15 games when Volquez is on the hill. I also trust Kansas City far more than Cleveland, a team that can't get out of its own way. Give me KC and the even money.