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(64-62) Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians (69-56)
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Ryan Merritt
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +119 Indians -129
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5 -175 Indians -1.5 +155
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 9.5 +100 un 9.5 -120
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Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are coming off a close home loss to the Rockies yesterday, 3-2.
The Royals won the three games series, but still find themselves one game back of the Minnesota Twins for the final wildcard spot in the American League.
Veteran Jason Vargas (14-7, 3.59 ERA) starts for the Royals in tonight’s matchup. Vargas has made four starts against the Indians this season, and pitched well.
He is 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA against the Indians in 2017. Vargas has pitched 25.1 innings, allowing 26 hits and six runs during his starts against the Indians this year.
Cleveland will be ready for the Royals. They faced Chris Sale in last night’s matchup getting the win. Cleveland is still setting pretty heading into September.
The Indians are 4.5 game ahead of the Minnesota Twins for the AL Central division lead. Hopefully things stay that way considering their most recent string of injuries.
Ryan Merritt (0-0, 3.12 ERA) will start against the Royals tonight. He has never faced the Royals in his career, and will be making his third start of the season.
Merrit has a small body of work in 2017. He is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one inning pitched at home this year against the Blue Jays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-4-1 in KC last 17 on grass.
- Over is 12-4-1 in KC last 17 overall.
- Under is 6-2-2 in CLE last 10 home games.
- CLE are 41-14 in their last 55 Fri. games.
- KC are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland.
- KC are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Royals have the more experienced pitcher on the mound in this division rivalry game. It will be interesting to see how Merrit performs tonight, but I wouldn’t bet on him. Take the Royals for the upset.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
Runs will be scored in Cleveland tonight. The Indians bullpen is banged up and the Royals bullpen is suspect in the eight and ninth innings. Take the over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 7 – Cleveland 5
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