Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015. At 8:10 PM EST.
The (24-26) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central Division will make the trip to the “SHOW ME STATE”. For the game one of a three-day series. Cleveland will take on the (29-19) Kansas City Royals also of the American League Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Missouri, Washington. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Indians are trying to put it together after a lackluster starts to the 2015 MLB Season. Clevland has had success over the years against the listed pitcher for Kansas City. The Indians bullpen has also been very productive against the Royals. On the other hand, the Royals has been struggling as of late. An inter-division series against the Indians may be what the team needs. The Royals are hitting .296 against the “TRIBE” and have won four of six. The opening betting line has Kansas City as a -115 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians have won three of their last four baseball games. The Indians are using June 1st as a travel day as they return from Seattle. Cleveland is fourth in the AL Central, six and a half games out of first place. Cleveland has an above .500 record on the road with a 14-12 record.
*Second Baseman Jason Kipnis has a team-high .340 batting average, seventy-hit and a .411 on-base percentage.
*Right Fielder Brandon Moss is the leader with eight home runs.
*Left Fielder Michael Brantley leads the “TRIBE” with thirty RBI S.
*Cleveland have a .405 team slugging percentage.
*Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who is scheduled to start Tuesday, has a team-best six-wins
*Corey Kluber leads all Indians pitchers with ninety-six strikeouts.
*The staff has served up fifty-one long balls to opponents this season.
*Indians pitchers have a. 402 earned run average as a staff.
*The Indians will be back in “NORTHEAST OHIO”. For six games beginning on May 5th, playing host to Baltimore.
*Cleveland has three pitchers who are injured, other than that the team is healthy.
*The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Cleveland last nine on the road.
*The Indians are 9-2 their last eleven MLB contests after a victory.
The Cleveland Indians are 7-3 their last ten Sports Handicappers Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The Cleveland Indians will send Right Hander Carlos Carrasco, who is (6-4) with a 4.24 ERA to the mound for game one of the series. Carrasco is 2-0 hist last two starts, giving up three runs and fifteen strikeouts.
*Bovada.Lv has the Cleveland Indians at 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
*Carrasco ended an eight-game losing streak to the Royals on May 6th, in a 10-3 road victory.
The 2015 Kansas City Royals lost five of six on a recent road trip. The Royals are now in second place in the Division, a half-game behind first-place Minnesota. Kansas City plays very well in front of the home crowd, 17-7 the first two months of the season.
*Third Baseman Mike Moustakas is the team leader at the plate with a .320 batting average and fifty-six hits.
*First Baseman Eric Hosmer has a team-best seven homers with a .379 on-base percentage.
*Kansas City has a .419 team slugging percentage.
*Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has a staff best .295 ERA.
*The pitching rotation have registered 327 strikeouts this season, 49 by starter Yordano Ventura.
*Starting pitcher Daniel Duffy is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder.
*Kansas City host Texas in a three-game set on Friday May 5th.
*The betting odds over the total are 9-3 Kansas City last twelve on Tuesday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-3-1 Kansas City last twelve baseball contests overall.
The Kansas City is 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total six and has a push.
Right, Hander Jeremy Guthrie, who is (4-3) with a 6.70 Earned Run Average, will be on the hill. The 6’1″ 205 pound Stanford University product threw one inning, giving up nine hits and a “WHOPPING” eleven runs. His last start on May 27th, a 14-1 road loss in New York to the Yankees.
*Guthrie is 5-5 with a 6.14 ERA his last ten against Cleveland.
The Kansas City Royals are 5/2 to win the 2015 MLB American League title.