Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (74-76) at Kansas City Royals (89-63)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Carrasco (13-11) (3.62) vs. E Volquez (13-8) (3.67)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -125 / Cleveland Indians +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, SpotsTime Ohio
The Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians face off on Friday at Kauffman Stadium in game one of their MLB series of American League Central teams.
The Kansas City Royals have the best record in the American League and they have clinched the AL Central. The Royals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 50-28 at home, and they have a 11 game lead on the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. As a team the Royals are hitting .271 with Lorenzo Cain hitting .307, Eric Hosmer hitting .303, and Kendrys Morales hitting .292. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.80 with the starters at 4.46 and the bullpen at 2.69. For game one against the Indians the Royals start Edinson Volquez who has allowed 177 hits and 75 earned runs while striking out 140 over 186.1 innings for a 13-8 record and a 3.62 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians have a chance to finish the season above .500 but other than that they aren’t going to reach any goals. The Indians are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 39-38 on the road, and they are 4.5 games out in the American League Wildcard race. As a team the Indians are hitting .257 with Michael Brantley hitting .314, Jason Kipnis hitting .301, and Carlos Santana hitting .234. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 3.80 with the starters at 4.46 and the bullpen at 2.69. For game one against the Royals the Indians start Carlos Carrasco who has allowed 148 hits and 69 earned runs while striking out 196 over 171.2 innings for a 13-11 record and a 3.62 ERA.
Kansas City is 6-1 at hoem against a team with a winning record, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 11-4 in Volquez’s last 15 starts against a team with a losing record. Cleveland s 12-2 in game one of a series, 0-4 on the road against a team with a winning record, and 7-2 in Carrasco’s last nine road starts. Cleveland is 7-3 in their last 10 games in Kansas City.
I am not seeing a lot of runs being scored with these two so my free pick is Under the total that is set at 7.5.