Betting MLB: Royals Underdogs to Division Rivals Cleveland in Tuesday Action

Kansas City Royals (+126) at Cleveland Indians (-137, 7.5 O/U )

Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound tonight for the road team Kansas City Royals. He is 1-1 on the year with a 5.50 ERA. Guthrie has had a rough go against the Tribe throughout his career (5-5, 6.06 ERA), and that is especially the case at Progressive Field, where he is 2-4. The Royals have gone over the total in 67% of his starts. The Cleveland Indians will send right-hander Trevor Bauer out as their starter; he has a 2-0 record so far in 2013. After missing his last scheduled start on Saturday due to illness, Bauer slides in to start against the Royals. The Indians, 2-1 in his starts, have gone under in all those starts. The game time temperature will be 50°. The humidity will be around 66%. There is a small chance of precipitation.

Bauer: 24 years old right-hander, 6’1” 190 pounds.
Throws: fastball (93.8 mph, 50%), slider (12%),, curve (12%) cutter (12%) splitter (9%) knuckler 5%

Kansas City Royals Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 5.06 (3)
Home Runs: 13 (22)
Batting average: 0.3 (1)
On-base percentage: 0.362 (1)
Slugging percentage: 0.442 (5)
Stolen bases: 15 (5)
Last seven games: 14 (.709 OPS)
Last 14 games: 6 (.750 OPS)
Last 28 games: 2 (.804 OPS)
Versus Righties: 5 (.794 OPS)
Versus lefties: 3 (.816 OPS)
Home: 5 (.831 OPS)
Away: 2 (.777 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 16 (.732 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 10 (.622 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 6 (.832 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 2 (.863 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 6 (.758 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 2 (.886 OPS)
First five innings: 7 (.781 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 1 (.816 OPS)

Guthrie: 36 years old right-hander, 6’1” 205 pounds.
Throws: fastball (91.7 mph, 53%), slider (19%), cutter (9%) splitter (19%)

Cleveland Indians Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.8 (23)
Home Runs: 14 (20)
Batting average: 0.233 (22)
On-base percentage: 0.293 (26)
Slugging percentage: 0.367 (19)
Stolen bases: 7 (21)
Last seven games: 9 (.759 OPS)
Last 14 games: 20 (.664 OPS)
Last 28 games: 21 (.660 OPS)
Versus Righties: 11 (.712 OPS)
Versus lefties: 26 (.583 OPS)
Home: 26 (.590 OPS)
Away: 14 (.694 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 28 (.463 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 14 (.593 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 20 (.692 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 9 (.738 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 19 (.649 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 14 (.670 OPS)
First five innings: 22 (.616 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 23 (.599 OPS)