Indians vs. Royals - 7/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (60-38) at Cleveland Indians (45-53)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Guthrie (7-6) (5.35) vs. C Kluber (5-11) (3.59)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -158 / Kansas City Royals +148 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSKC, STOh
The Kansas City Royals look to sweep the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 114 hits and 55 RBI while Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 81 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven road games. Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 5.35 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 5-5 with a 5.81 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Indians have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Indians have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 128 hits and 38 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 99 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost eight straight home games. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 3.59 ERA and 166 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 4-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Guthries last 5 starts. The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 6-15 in Klubers last 21 starts. The Indians are 0-4 in Klubers last 4 starts vs. Royals.
I'm not sure what's up with these oddmakers, but they keep losing money by making Kluber a favorite. Yes, Kluber strikes out guys left and right, but he's not winning games. Not to mention the Royals are by far the better team overall. This line looks like a steal to me.