4* Heavy Hitter on Cleveland Indians
Kansas City vs. Cleveland,
07/13/2013 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 5
Money Line: -141 Cleveland
The Indians will have a big advantage in today's game against the Royals when they send Scott Kazmir to the mound. In his last three starts Kazmir has posted a 2.55 ERA and a 0.849 WHIP. He also has a perfect 4-0 record in his seven starts at home this season.
Kansas City will have Jeremy Guthrie getting the start today. Guthrie has had trouble giving up hits, especially home runs, when he is pitching on the road. In his 10 road starts he has allowed a total of 73 hits of which 14 have been home runs. He is up against an Indians team that plays at their best in division games, scoring 4.9 runs per game.
The oddsmakers have done well identifying the games that the Royals should be listed as underdogs. In their last seven games as a road underdog they have a 2-5 record. In their last 8 games as an underdog regardless of location they have a 2-6 record. The Indians are 4-1 in Kazmir's last five starts as a favorite and they should have no problem picking up another victory against the Royals today.