Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday July 29th, 2015. At 12:10 PM EST.
The (60-38) Kansas City Royals of the American League Central Division will stay in the Northeast part of the “BUCKEYE STATE”. For the final game of a three-day series. Kansas City will take on the (45-53) Cleveland Indians also of the AL Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Kansas City Royals are one of the better teams in all of baseball. Kansas City really opened eyes n the 2014 MLB postseason. The addition of pitcher Johhny Cueto to the rotation will surely help Kansas City. Cleveland was suppose to be more competitive than they have shown in 2015. The Indians need to make a statement in the last two months of the season. The opening betting line has Kansas City as a +140 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven and a half runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Kansas City Royals have won three straight, including a 9-4 win at Cleveland on July 27th. Kansas City is on top in the Division. The Royals are 26-20 on the road this season and 25-15 vs. AL Central opponents.
*Five different batters lead the team in all five major offensive categories.
*Center Fielder Lorenzo Cain has a team-best .313 batting average.
*The Royals have a .411 slugging percentage at the plate.
*Starting Pitcher Edinson Volquez leads the rotation with ten victories, a 3.21 earned run average and has ninety-five strikeouts.
*The Royals pitching staff averaged 6.89 strikeouts per nine innings.
*Kansas City returns home on August 7th for a series against the White Sox.
*Notable injury: left Fielder Alex Gordon is out until early next month with a groin pull .
*The Royals are 15-5 their last twenty baseball contests overall.
*Kansas City is 6-2 their last eight as an underdog.
*The Kansas City Royals are 7-3 their last ten MLB ATS Predicitions overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total six times with a push.
*The Kansas City Royals will send the Right Handed Jeremy Guthrie. Who is (7-6) with a 5.35 earned run average to the mound for game three. The Stanford University alumni pitched seven innings, giving up eleven hits and four runs his last start on July 24th, a 4-0 home loss to Houston.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Kansas City Royals at +225 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians have dropped their last five baseball games. Cleveland is playing Kansas City in game-two of the series on July 28th. The Indians are last in the AL Central, fifteen games out of first-place. Cleveland is 19-31 at home and 14-27 vs. Divisional opponents.
*Second Baseman Jason Kipnis leads the batting order with a .326 batting average, a .402 on base percentage with one hundred and twenty-five hits.
*Right Fielder Brandon Moss has fifteen home runs.
*The Indians offense have hit seventy-eight home runs this season.
*Starting Pitcher Carlos Carrasco has ten victories.
*Relief Pitcher Cody Allen leads the staff with twenty saved games.
*Notable injury: First Baseman Nick Swisher is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore knee.
*Cleveland will begin a road trip in Oakland July 30th.
The betting odds over the total are 7-2 Cleveland last nine overall.
*The betting odds over the total are 9-2-1 Cleveland last twelve between the teams.
The Cleveland Indians are only 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three times.
*The Right Handed Corey Kluber, who is (5-11) with a 3.59 ERA will be on the hill. The 6’4″ 215 pound Birmingham, Alabama native went seven innings, giving up eight hits and six runs. His last outing on July 24th, a 6-0 home loss to the White Sox.
*The Cleveland Indians are +2,500 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.