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(67-53) Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals (61-60)
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Jason Hammel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -145 Royals +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5+110 Royals +1.5-130
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov -120 un 9 +100
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Cleveland has been playing arguably the best baseball in the AL since the all star break. The Indians have opened up a six game lead over second place Minnesota and a 6.5 game lead over the Royals for the AL Central lead. The Indians beat up on the Royals in game one, 10-1.
Cleveland will start Danny Salazar (5-5, 3.92 ERA). Salazar will face the Royals for the third time this season. Hopefully for the Indians sake, he pitches better in this start. Salazar is 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts against the Royals this season. The Kansas City bats are averaging .340 over 11.2 innings pitched in those starts against him.
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The Royals seem to be fading from playoff contention. Yes, they are in the thick of the AL wildcard hunt. Currently sitting a half game back of the Angels for the final wildcard spot, but may not have enough pitching power to get them into the postseason.
Jason Hammel (5-9, 4.74 ERA) is a good example of poor pitching this year for the Royals, but has been the complete opposite against the Indians this year. Hammel is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two starts this season against Cleveland this season. He is holding the Indians hitters to a .178 average over 12.2 innings pitched this season against them.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
- CLE are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- Under is 8-2-1 in CLE last 11 overall.
- Over is 10-2-1 in KC last 13 overall.
- Over is 10-2-1 in KC last 13 on grass.
- Under is 6-2 in Hammels last 8 on grass.
- CLE are 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Salazar may look better on paper this year, but Hammel has performed better against the Indians in his starts facing them this season. Take the Royals for the upset.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
Both the Royals and Indians will get more hits than runs in this matchup. Take the under when selecting the combined run total for this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 – Cleveland 2
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