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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 7:10 PM
DETROIT (52-43) AT KANSAS CITY (44-49) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
919: DETROIT
920: KANSAS CITY
8.5
+170
52-43
44-49
51-41-3
37-52-4
5.0 / 4.1
3.9 / 4.0
(R) J VERLANDER
(R) J GUTHRIE
10-6
8-7
3.50
4.25
1.34
1.38
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
DETROITVERLANDER-171 
KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE +171 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games52-43-12248-197-6.31281-1447-154.851-41216-2031269-1329
when the total is 8 to 8.529-17+1.786-67-2.9276-323-54.624-2072-74293-291
as a road favorite of -150 to -1758-3+3.221-7+9.843-17+15.86-511-1626-29
in road games23-24-6.2112-111-10.5581-785-94.323-23103-106632-672
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.512-9+0.140-34+0.8126-155-11.911-935-35133-140
in July games9-6-0.338-29-0.4215-227-0.88-530-30207-215
when playing on Saturday8-7-3.738-35-9.3215-232-19.811-335-34201-231
against division opponents20-14-4.1114-65+19.2532-586-87.615-1982-89525-546
in games played on a grass field48-40-12.6234-189-12.81175-1286-118.747-39208-1911147-1196
in night games33-22+1.2148-125-10.3812-928-91.328-25136-118817-838
against right-handed starters42-30+0.9176-130+13904-1049-135.937-34145-143908-948
after getting shut out2-4-2.66-10-5.665-90-18.34-26-570-75
after a loss26-16+7114-79+17.7656-791-92.126-1690-91669-708
when playing against a team with a losing record22-19-9111-80-5.9608-586-6022-17100-81566-571
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season3-3-2.656-34+5.6310-303-42.64-143-40284-297

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games44-49-5.2187-231-17.31129-1553-144.337-52188-2091276-1280
when the total is 8 to 8.524-24+1.488-99+0.6258-319-2.420-2690-92283-284
as a home underdog of +125 to +1501-1+0.215-10+10.1103-156-15.70-28-16108-139
as a home underdog of +150 to +1750-1-11-12-10.347-88-11.60-13-1063-69
in home games23-22-2.6100-107-11.9594-742-119.218-2590-105665-610
at home when the total is 8 to 8.513-10+248-44+3123-131-9.211-1241-49124-125
in July games6-8-1.226-41-9.9176-264-39.87-631-31221-199
when playing on Saturday5-10-6.230-38-6.8173-267-522-1330-34229-192
against division opponents20-18+0.986-97-6.6487-627-34.916-2188-88542-523
in games played on a grass field41-48-8.4179-221-19.91017-1391-139.834-52179-2011157-1143
in night games26-33-8.6130-154-7.4765-1047-101.324-32127-143840-889
against right-handed starters35-32+3.4139-160-2.4821-1087-62.228-36140-144926-892
after shutting out their opponent2-3-1.210-13-4.447-52+4.52-211-1145-48
after a win19-24-6.382-106-19.2481-649-74.919-2287-95556-534
when playing against a team with a winning record21-23+294-119+3.9556-837-37.916-2589-111657-671
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season5-7-1.145-57+3.4273-423-13.75-641-55320-342
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/6/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)9-4W-1659 ovO1391871
7/7/2013FISTER(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)6-9L-1308.5 ovO13110840
7/8/2013SCHERZER(R)@ CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)4-2W-1558.5 evU78010100
7/9/2013VERLANDER(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)4-11L-2808 unO74023130
7/10/2013PORCELLO(R)CHI WHITE SOXAXELROD(R)8-5W-2559.5 unO1570960
7/11/2013SANCHEZ(R)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)3-6L-1557.5 unO106211120
7/12/2013FISTER(R)TEXASGRIMM(R)7-2W-1809.5 unU116110100
7/13/2013SCHERZER(R)TEXASHOLLAND(L)1-7L-1558 unP6811270
7/14/2013VERLANDER(R)TEXASPEREZ(L)5-0W-1658.5 ovU760251
7/19/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)0-1L-1308.5 ovU221580
7/20/2013VERLANDER(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
7/21/2013FISTER(R)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
7/22/2013SCHERZER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
7/23/2013PORCELLO(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L) 
7/24/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L) 
7/25/2013VERLANDER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXPEAVY(R) 
7/26/2013FISTER(R)PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L) 
7/27/2013 PHILADELPHIA  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/6/2013SANTANA(R)OAKLANDPARKER(R)4-3W-1158.5 ovU691863
7/7/2013MENDOZA(R)OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)4-10L+1209 ovO101001571
7/8/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ NY YANKEESHUGHES(R)5-1W1359 ovU10909101
7/9/2013SHIELDS(R)@ NY YANKEESSABATHIA(L)3-1W1357.5 unU760650
7/10/2013DAVIS(R)@ NY YANKEESNOVA(R)1-8L1308.5 unO670940
7/11/2013SANTANA(R)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)4-8L1058 unO10901162
7/12/2013CHEN(L)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)0-3L1408.5 unU590660
7/13/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)3-5L1359 unU880970
7/14/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)4-6L-1058 unO109013111
7/19/2013SANTANA(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R)1-0W+1208.5 ovU580221
7/20/2013GUTHRIE(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
7/21/2013SHIELDS(R)DETROITFISTER(R) 
7/22/2013DAVIS(R)BALTIMOREFELDMAN(R) 
7/23/2013CHEN(L)BALTIMOREHAMMEL(R) 
7/24/2013SANTANA(R)BALTIMORECHEN(L) 
7/25/2013GUTHRIE(R)BALTIMOREGONZALEZ(R) 
7/26/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L) 
7/27/2013 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games52-43-1251-415.00.2790.3454.10.2490.306
Road Games23-24-6.223-234.60.2590.3243.80.2440.299
vs Right-handed Starters42-30+0.837-345.00.2820.3433.70.2380.293
Past 7 Games3-4-4.23-34.00.2560.3134.60.2890.354
Grass Games48-40-12.647-395.00.2800.3474.10.2500.306
Night Games33-22+1.228-255.30.2800.3453.90.2510.299
Division20-14-4.115-194.80.2720.3373.90.2410.310
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.00.2790.3459533649382971060.034633376562773396447673
Road Games4.60.2590.324471721446156530.032101643631637144233837
Righty Starters5.00.2820.343722551719226780.033482375132554478275751
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.121.357269130123254261112878-1620969%
Road Games3.721.239138575712412471575-109660%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games44-49-5.237-523.90.2550.3084.00.2550.318
Home Games23-22-2.618-253.70.2470.3024.10.2550.313
vs Right-handed Starters35-32+3.428-364.20.2640.3183.90.2540.318
Past 7 Games2-5-2.53-42.30.2200.2854.40.2590.322
Grass Games41-48-8.434-523.80.2530.3064.10.2570.319
Night Games26-33-8.624-323.80.2480.2984.00.2510.317
Division20-18+0.816-213.70.2460.3063.80.2500.319
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2550.308933164807233600.023502435967163188507749
Home Games3.70.2470.302451479366106280.021601152573529244254423
Righty Starters4.20.2640.318672287603179480.022671834265447162365634
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.001.231249.39083211259625120-16271367.5%
Home Games2.761.197130.34640117103912812-614670%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent results and season statistics
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.501.34110-6201266.35249124104512511-9-5.312-7
Road Starts3.061.2496-21061.76.2222157520686-4+0.86-4
Last 3 Starts2.141.0482-13217.0551626112-1-0.82-1
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/14/2013TEXAS5-0-1658.5Win,UnderW7001033PEREZ(L)
7/9/2013CHI WHITE SOX4-11-2808Loss,OverL75512213QUINTANA(L)
7/4/2013at TORONTO11-1-1358.5Win,OverW7003025ROGERS(R)

JEREMY GUTHRIE recent results and season statistics
JEREMY GUTHRIE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.251.3848-719120.76.4615712422435811-8+3.68-11
Home Starts4.261.2045-2850.76.3252443718206-2+3.74-4
Last 3 Starts4.951.3001-13206.71111193792-1+1.41-2
JEREMY GUTHRIE - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/13/2013at CLEVELAND3-5+1359Loss,UnderL7558133KAZMIR(L)
7/8/2013at NY YANKEES5-1+1359Win,UnderW6.7116113HUGHES(R)
7/3/2013CLEVELAND6-5-1158.5Win,Over 6.3555133KAZMIR(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 26-16 (+2.3 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
25 of 40 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+7.1 Units)
Games this season
KANSAS CITY is 4-2 (+3.2 Units) against DETROIT this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.4 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 10-12 (-0.5 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
16 of 21 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+10.1 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
KANSAS CITY is 3-1 (+2.5 Units) against DETROIT this season
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
7/19/2013DETROIT0-130 Under20021SANCHEZ(R)L6145
 KANSAS CITY1+1208.5 ovWin50280SANTANA(R)W7.3021
6/12/2013DETROIT2-115 Under70082VERLANDER(R) 7032
 KANSAS CITY3+1057.5 ovWin81160SHIELDS(R) 7272
6/11/2013DETROIT3-160  1100100SCHERZER(R)W7232
 KANSAS CITY2+1508.5 ovUnder51240DAVIS(R) 6.7281
6/10/2013DETROIT2-135 Under71080FISTER(R)L8390
 KANSAS CITY3+1258.5 unWin90040GUTHRIE(R)W6.3263
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
VERLANDER is 15-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 2.56 and a WHIP of 1.109.
His team's record is 17-8 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-13. (-3.6 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/12/2013at KANSAS CITY2-3-1157.5Loss,Under 7003028SHIELDS(R)
4/25/2013KANSAS CITY3-8-1757Loss,Over 7218014SHIELDS(R)
9/24/2012KANSAS CITY6-2-2557.5Win,OverW8229108HOCHEVAR(R)

JEREMY GUTHRIE vs. DETROIT since 1997
GUTHRIE is 6-3 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.375.
His team's record is 7-5 (+4.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-6. (-0.3 units)
JEREMY GUTHRIE recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/10/2013DETROIT3-2+1258.5Win,UnderW6.3226130FISTER(R)
10/2/2012DETROIT4-2+1158.5Win,UnderW6225033FISTER(R)
9/26/2012at DETROIT4-5+1408.5Loss,Over 7447223PORCELLO(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring DETROIT in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1025, 21.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 57.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (208-153, +41.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.4% of the time since 1997. (1041-1065, -158.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (172-175, -27.6 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (851-839, -105.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 47.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (118-131, -30.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.2% of the time since 1997. (872-831, -73.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (137-123, -1.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 60-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[2B] 07/10/2013 - Omar Infante 15-day DL (7/4) ( Ankle )
[P] 07/07/2013 - Darin Downs 15-day DL (7/6) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 07/14/2013 - Justin Verlander probable Saturday vs. Kansas City Royals ( Quad )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
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