Saturday, August 28, 2010

Royals vs Indians Baseball Handicapping

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.
Ace righthander Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Royals to start this game. Greinke is 8-11 this season with a 3.83 ERA.
Greinke's opponent in this one will be Jeanmar Gomez. The Indians righthander has a 3.62 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Jayson Nix and Chris Gimenez drove in four runs apiece on Friday, as the Indians rolled past the Royals 15-4 as a -140 favorite. That game's 19 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Josh Tomlin pitched five innings for the victory, allowing eight hits and three runs for the Indians.
Bryan Bullington was rocked for nine hits and seven runs over four innings in the loss for the Royals.
Current streak:
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Kansas City: 54-74 SU
Cleveland: 52-76 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Cleveland is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Cleveland is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Next up:
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Sunday, August 29

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