Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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CLEVELAND INDIANS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
28-25, 2nd in American League Central June 3, 2:15 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 23-30, 5th in American League Central
Cleveland at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:15 PM ET, Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 2:15 p.m. ET, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland), FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (5-2, 2.89 ERA) vs. Royals RH Jason Hammel (1-6, 6.18)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Cleveland Indians [C. Carrasco -R] -1½ -110 -175 Ov 8½ -118
Kansas City Royals [J. Hammel -R] +1½ -110 +165 Un 8½ -102
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals meet at Royals Stadium.

Right hander Carlos Carrasco will take the mound for the Indians to start this game. Carrasco is 5-2 this season with a 2.89 ERA.

Carrasco’s opponent in this one will be Jason Hammel. The Royals right hander has a 6.18 ERA to go along with a 1-6 record this season.

Carrasco is unbeaten in his last five starts, including a turn on Monday in which he held Oakland to two runs and four hits over seven innings while notching seven strikeouts. The 30-year-old Venezuelan has recorded seven quality starts in 10 outings and 65 strikeouts over 65 1/3 frames while limiting opponents to a .194 batting average. Lorenzo Cain is 8-for-25 versus Carrasco, who is 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 19 career games (14 starts) against the Royals.

Hammel has gone 0-3 while giving up 19 runs – 18 earned – over 23 1/3 innings in four starts since defeating Cleveland on May 5, when he allowed one run and struck out six in six frames. The 34-year-old South Carolina native, pitching for his sixth team, has yielded three or more runs in eight of his 10 turns while opponents are batting .306 against him. Encarnacion is 8-for-21 against Hammel, who is 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 10 career appearances (eight starts) versus Cleveland.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Whit Merrifield attempts to extend his hitting streak to 18 games when the Kansas City Royals host the Cleveland Indians on Saturday for the middle contest of the three-game series between the American League Central rivals. Merrifield doubled in the first run as the Royals took the opener 4-0 on Friday and has gone 23-for-58 during his streak to raise his batting average to .295.

Merrifield is 2-for-3 with a homer against Indians scheduled starter Carlos Carrasco, who has been rolling along at a pace that could make him a candidate for the All-Star Game. Jason Hammel, who will oppose Carrasco on Saturday, has yet to find the form he displayed in 2016, when he recorded a career-high 15 wins with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The Indians registered seven hits and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position Friday after scoring 33 times during a 4-1 stretch that had vaulted them into a virtual first-place tie in the division. Michael Brantley recorded three hits to raise his average to .311 on Friday while slugger Edwin Encarnacion, who has belted four homers against Hammel in his career, extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single.

The Royals were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at 105 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Royals on June 02. Bettors who backed the Royals at 105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Cleveland:
Team record: 28-25 SU
Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games

Kansas City:
Team record: 23-30 SU
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Kansas City’s last 25 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Kansas City Sunday, June 4

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall (concussion) may begin a rehab assignment this weekend if he receives medical clearance.

2. Kansas City 1B Eric Hosmer has hit safely in five straight contests overall and is 9-for-22 versus the Indians this year.

3. Cleveland is 22-1 when leading after six innings.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cleveland Indians will win outright at -175 and the game will stay under 8.5 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Indians 6, Royals 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CLE TEAM KC
4.43 RUNS 3.43
3.96 RUNS AGNST 4.36
0.47 DIFF -0.92
-$1,088 MONEY -$509
3.83 TEAM ERA 4.25
8.19 OFF HITS 7.74
3.60 OFF WALKS 2.49
7.42 OFF Ks 7.42
7.85 DEF HITS 8.66
2.77 DEF WALKS 3.57
9.92 DEF Ks 7.89
INJURIES
CLEVELAND INDIANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland’s last 19 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Kansas City’s last 25 games at home
Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.4 12 4.4 5
Cleveland’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.1 11 3.6 2
Cleveland’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 3.8 2 3.5 15
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 3.4 15 4.0 2
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Cleveland’s Road Defense 3.5 15 3.8 2
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Cleveland’s Road ERA Allowed 3.5 3 3.8 12
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
INDIANS
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.
ROYALS
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.

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